Robert Merle Feist


The family of Robert Merle Feist is saddened to announce his passing on May 21, 2019 at the age of 65 at his home in North Mankato. He fought a courageous 5-year battle against Multiple Myeloma.
Visitation and memorial service will be held at our church, Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church in North Mankato. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with the memorial service on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Please share a memory of Robert with his family at
Robert was born in Mankato, MN. He grew up in Wells and Minnesota Lake with his parents, Harlin and Margaret, and his siblings Rodney, Marilyn, Dale, and Burnell.
After graduating from Minnesota Lake High School, he graduated from SCTC and attended Mankato State College.
On a rainy, snowy and sunny day in April 1975, Robert and Miriam Malzahn were married. They lived in Mankato and North Mankato. They were blessed with two daughters, Melissa in 1980, and Alicia in 1983.
Robert was employed through the years at Midtex, GTO Electronics, Winco, Spartech, Taytronics and E.I. Microcircuits. He had many fond memories of co-workers throughout the years.
Robert enjoyed playing softball, golfing, bowling, hunting, biking, camping, and traveling. Most of all, he enjoyed his daughters' activities and family vacations.
Robert is survived by his wife of 44 years, Miriam; his two daughters, Melissa (Mike) Campion of Prior Lake and Alicia (Jon) Corbett of Mankato; his grandchildren, Sean, Julia and Charlie Campion and Kaylee and Aaron Corbett; siblings that he grew up with, Rodney (Renee) Feist of Janesville, Marilyn (Eldo) Proehl of Minnesota Lake, Dale ( Becky) Feist of Paynesville and Burnell Juliar of Los Angeles, CA; siblings that he found later in life, Jan, Jeannie, Selena, Nancy, Garson, Joan, David, and Rita; many nieces and nephews; aunt and uncle; cousins; and special friends, Carol and Jon Holten, Wendy and Kent Kalm, and Patti and Paul Lokken.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Harlin Feist; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Margaret and Art Malzahn, Sr.; brother-in-law, Art Malzahn, Jr.; and by grandparents.
Robert was honored to donate his body to Mayo Clinic Bequest Program in Rochester for education for health care professionals to help future patients.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations given to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in Robert's name.
Published on May 25, 2019
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Deb VanGuilder
Jun 11, 2019
Robert was my boss at Winco in Quality Control. He was a great guy to work for, and will be missed. I recently lost my husband to Acute Myeloid Leukemia, so know what you went through. I am sorry for your loss, and was saddened to see of his passing.
Becky Bach Doyle
Jun 05, 2019
My condolences to you Miriam and family! To be taken so soon in life by a nasty disease. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Take care of yourself, --Becky
Jody Decker
Jun 04, 2019
So sorry for your loss your in my prayers
Clark and April Johnson
May 30, 2019
Miriam and family:
We want you to know that you are in our thoughts with the passing of Robert. We wish you all the best going forward.
Clark and April
Sandy Zellmer
May 28, 2019
The Lancer years were a very special part of my life, and Bob too was a part of it. Such a caring, loving person, who touched so many lifes. May God Bless you with peace.
Sandy Zellmer
May 28, 2019
The Lancer years were a very, very special part of my life. Bob was apart of it...such a caring,loving person... he touched many life's in a very special way.GodBless.
May 28, 2019
So many fond and unforgettable memories in the Lancer years. Bob was such a loving, caring man, who touched those he was around in such a special way.
May 28, 2019
So many fond, caring memories of Bob in the Lancer years. Such a caring, love filled man.
Donna Scmidt
May 27, 2019
So very sorry for your loss !! I worked with Bob at Midtex and can only tell you he was the most pleasant person to work with, I did not work on a regular basis with Bob but when I did he listened and cared about the problems I was having with a job situation I was having to deal with.
He will be truly missed!!