Robert H. Haines, age 65, died July 15th at his home in Avondale, Ariz. after a 15 month long battle with cancer. Robert was the oldest of four children born to Lyle "Doc" and Rena Haines, on December 28th 1946, in Rochester, Minn. He spent his childhood in Jackson where he graduated from Jackson High School 1965. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army, during this time he served in Korea. He was active duty from 1966 -- 1969, and reserve until 1972.
He married Joyce Barker on October 5, 1974 in Jackson, Minn. The family lived in Storm Lake before moving to Arizona in 1986, where Bob has had a successful Appliance Repair business for the last 26 years. Bob enjoyed golfing, eating out and spending time with family. Bob is survived by his wife Joyce, daughters Lori Francis and Kelli Haines and son Michael (Patricia) Haines, four grandchildren, Jessica Francis, Jon Francis, Mickenzie Haines and Ian Haines and a great granddaughter Kylee Wilson all living in the Phoenix area, as well as three sisters, Cheryl Salmonson of Phoenix, Ariz., Patricia (Robert) Renken of Fontana, Calif. and Vicki (Richard) Beeler of Alcester, S.D.. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be held at the national memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz. on Friday, July 27th, at 10 am.
Online condolences can be made at www.abelfuneralservices.com.
Other condolences can be sent to the family's home.