Robert ‘Bob’ Marshall Hume III

Posted Dec. 09, 2012, at 8 p.m.

WOODBURY, MINN. – Robert ‘Bob’ Marshall Hume III, 65,devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, world-class chemical engineer and inventor died of heart failure, Dec. 7, 2012. He was born in New Haven, Conn.

Bob attended the University of Maine, Orono for both undergraduate and graduate work. Bob grew up in Maine and married the love of his life, Candie, who sat by his side through a long illness to the very end of his life. Bob and Candie moved to Minnesota and raised four children, Jobin, Courtney, Bob and Ashley. A prolific inventor, Bob obtained numerous patents as a Director of Research and Development for HB Fuller, as well as through independent work. When not tinkering in his lab or the kitchen, Bob loved to fly-fish, hunt, and watch politics on FOX News. More recently, Bob spent most of his time playing with his beloved granddaughter, Harper, who was the light of his life. In addition to Harper, there are many children who called him “Grandpert” and he loved them all.

Bob is survived by his wife; his children, Jobin, Courtney and her husband, Ken Foster, Bob and his wife, Carrie Lucking, and Ashley and her husband, Aaron Saar; granddaughter, Harper; as well as brothers, Benjamin and John David and his partner, Tim Vigue; and numerous family friends, Terry and Jeanne Lund and Jim and Dar Hagquist, who gave him comfort and joy. His parents, Robert and Rosemary, as well as his brother, William predeceased him. The Hume family would like to send their deepest appreciation to the doctors and staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Minneapolis Heart Institute for their care and support.

Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 13, at Lutheran Church of Peace, 47 Century Ave. S., Maplewood, Minn., where a service will be held at 4 p.m. Memorials should be sent to the Robert Hume Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine, Orono or the Minneapolis Heart Institute.

Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 13, at Lutheran Church of Peace, 47 Century Ave. S., Maplewood, Minn., where a service will be held at 4 p.m. Memorials should be sent to the Robert Hume Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine, Orono or the Minneapolis Heart Institute.

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