Robert Drew Wallen died peacefully at home early on the morning of Thursday, February 10, 2022, surrounded by love, grace, and community.
Bob was an amazing husband and life partner who loved his family quietly and fiercely. He enjoyed travel but he enjoyed home even more. He lived life on his own terms and relished sharing a gourmet meal, a good glass of wine, and lots of laughs with family and friends over the years. Bob was Gator through and through, a chemist, and the consummate golfing salesman. He was a self-professed “video junkie” who loved watching action movies and television – especially westerns like Gunsmoke, home improvement, and car shows.
Bob took risks and was rewarded with adventure from an early age. He once ditched his upstate New York camp counselor job as a young teen to see why so many helicopters were circling and ended up hanging out in a tree at Woodstock for a few days. He caught hell for running away, but he sure could “hear Jimi” for the rest of his life.
Bob will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Thank You isn’t enough, Baby. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me. Rest easy.
Gifts in memory of Robert Wallen can be made to the Mayo Clinic, designated in support of Mayo Clinic Hospice. Mayo Clinic Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Bob may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com