Robert A. Ammerman Sr, age 75, of Remer, MN passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and loved ones.

   Robert was born in 1946 to Clarence and Josephine (Sharbonda) Ammerman in Grand Rapids, MN. He attended Fridley school through the 10th grade before moving to Remer and then Oregon. There he married Candace Brunsman on February 8, 1975, in Vernonia, OR. Robert and Candace moved to Federal Dam, MN where they had their sons, Albert and Aaron. Robert married Diane Rice on May 3, 1986. They had two children, Robert Jr. and Kayla. Robert worked a variety of jobs, including Crown Logging and the shipyard in Oregon and over the road truck driver. He retired from the Remer Junction after 19 years. Robert will be fondly remembered for his love of animals and his pet deer “Bucky” that traveled with him and his baby skunk “Flower”. 

   Robert loved spending time with his family and friends and loved to take them hunting and fishing. He followed closely the activities of his grandchildren and enjoyed watching their sporting events. Robert was an honorary member of the Remer Area Ambulance Service helping whenever needed, any time day or night. In his retirement, he enjoyed running “grandpa daycare”.

   Robert is preceded in death by his parents; son, Chester; infant son; brothers, Jerry and James; and grandparents.

   He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Kayla (Terrell) Harris and their children, Ethan, Ashton, MicKaylynn, and Aleeah; sons, Albert (Patty) Ammerman and their children, Paige, Eleanor, Kenzlee, and Liberty; Aaron (Crystal) Ammerman and their children, Dutch, Carter, Sullivan; and Robert Jr. (Angie) Ammerman and their children, Kaleb, Logan and Quentin; sister, Sandra Lucas; and brother, Tommy Ammerman. Also, very special to him were Kelsey (Nick) and grandchildren, Jersie and Jasper, and Natalie (Willie) and grandchildren, Madelynn and Courtney.

   Visitation will be Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Northland Alliance Church, Remer, followed by the 11:00 a.m. memorial service. Pastor George Collins will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Remer at a later date.

   Arrangements are with the Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.