AITKIN -- Robert R. Kyar, 65, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at his home in Aitkin, Minn.
He was born March 26, 1939, to Ray and Alma (Petersen) Kyar in Brainerd. He attended schools in Brainerd and graduated in 1957. He worked for the paper mill for 40 years, retiring in 1997.
He married Ilo Mae Ruschmeier on Oct. 15, 1960. They made their home in Brainerd and the surrounding area until 1977, when they moved to Aitkin.
He is survived by his wife, Ilo; his son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Carol Kyar and granddaughters, Mariah and Elena, all of Aitkin; grandchildren, Adam and Leah Albrecht, of Brainerd; his brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Evon Kyar, of Mosier, Ore.
His parents, and his daughter, Lauri, preceded him in death.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Andy Smith officiating.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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