Robert F. Blake, 88

obit-BlakeRobert F. (Bob) Blake, of Bloomington, died Dec. 13, 2012.
A Mass of Christian Burial  was held Wednesday, Dec, 26, at Nativity of Mary Church in Bloomington.

After graduating from Little Falls High School, Bob joined the Army Air Forces and became a radarman. He served for 4 years, mostly in the Philippines. He was a longtime member of the American Legion and VFW. After receiving an Electrical Engineering degree (U of M) he worked for IBM and then for Control Data where he helped design computers for the first moon shot. He retired in 1984.         He left behind his  wife of 64 years, Midge; four dearly- loved sons, Donn (Chuleen), Scott (Jacque), Tim (Lynda) and Rob; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters: Shirley and Tally; brother: Jim; many nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by parents and precious daughter, Becky.