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In Memory of

Robert Lee Clegg

November 20, 1946 - March 14, 2015

Obituary


Age 68
Of Roseville, MN

Died on March 14, 2015, at his home in the presence of his family in hospice care. He was born November 20, 1946, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Parents, Robert Leroy Clegg & Adele May McMillin. First-born & older brother to Susan, John, Chelsea & Cary, he lived in rural eastern Ohio in his primary school years before his parents took up residence in Toronto, Ohio, where he graduated high school in 1964. An excellent student, he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute to study Math & Engineering, and involved himself in...

Age 68
Of Roseville, MN

Died on March 14, 2015, at his home in the presence of his family in hospice care. He was born November 20, 1946, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Parents, Robert Leroy Clegg & Adele May McMillin. First-born & older brother to Susan, John, Chelsea & Cary, he lived in rural eastern Ohio in his primary school years before his parents took up residence in Toronto, Ohio, where he graduated high school in 1964. An excellent student, he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute to study Math & Engineering, and involved himself in the Civil Rights Movement as well as anti-war efforts. Happenstance moved him to Minnesota, where he completed alternative service on conscientious objector status as a mental health worker at the University of Minnesota. He would also graduate from the U of M with a B.A. in Psychology in 1973, but it was his work with contract negotiations at the hospital that jumpstarted his career. He caught the attention of AFSCME employee Bernie Brommer & joined AFSCME thereafter. He worked as a Union Representative for over 25 years, working especially closely with Locals 22 & 3141. He was known in his workplace for expert analytical skills with contract language, and a deft wit that made him the go-to toastmaster at internal AFSCME events. He was a lover of sports, literature, and poetry, and maintained a staunch DFL political viewpoint throughout his life. A believer in grass roots efforts and advocacy for those who need a voice, he was always willing to help where help was needed. He was married three times (La Verne Hairston, Roxanne Christianson & Georgia Amey) producing five children: Zac (Libby), Justin (Paula), Carl, Alan & Glenna & Six Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Wife, Georgia (5/29/2008). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to your favorite environmentalist organization are preferred. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 3:00 p.m. at Wulff Funeral Home, 1485 White Bear Avenue in St. Paul. Memorial Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. with light refreshments to follow.