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Robert F. Cummins

Robert F. Cummins, 76, lifelong resident of Barnum, passed away at home Nov. 27, 2021, surrounded by his family. Bob was born Nov. 21, 1945, to Clyde and Myrtle (Sortedahl) Cummins.

Bob worked for Minnesota Power in sales and customer service in Duluth, Cloquet, and Sandstone until 1998. He also worked for All Season Heating & Cooling of Carlton and Carrier. Bob was a member of Jesus Center Church of Barnum. One of his many hobbies included making "Bound by Faith" crosses - he gave more than 800 away. He also enjoyed hunting, collecting guns and knives, and participating in Cowboy Fast Draw competitions.

Bob was preceded in death by his former wife, Ann Evers Cummins, in 2010; parents; brother Ole Cummins; and sisters Bonnie and Mary. He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughters, Jessie (Joe Glenn) Gilchrist, Cristi Swearingen, Brandee Cummins, Tausha Haley, Angela (Todd) Soukkala, and Jennifer (Jay) Oachs; sons, Rob (Jodi) Cummins, Mark (Shannon) Ostoff, Mike (Carol) Ostoff, Todd Ostoff, and Brian (Jill) Bartz; brother Johnny Cummins; and 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Thursday, Dec. 9 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. To leave an online condolence, visit the guestbook at http://www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.

Pine Knot News, Dec. 3, 2021

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