COLTON — Robert Ufen, 83, of Colton, formerly of Miller, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his home after a battle with cancer.
A Celebration of life and a benefit for the Miller Area Foundation will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller. Burial will follow in GAR Cemetery. A social hour will be 3 p.m. at the Miller Golf Course.
Robert Eugene Ufen was born on July 27, 1935, south of Miller to George and Lenore (Danburg) Ufen. He graduated from Miller High in 1953. He was united in marriage to Mardell Gerdon March 9, 1958. From 1981 to 2000, they owned Bob’s Drive-In in Miller. He retired from Hand County Bank in 2013. He was a member of numerous clubs and the Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his children and grandchildren, Karla, Paul, Emily (Tom) Postlewait and Zach Fischenich of Byron, Minn.; Claudine, Nick, Sarah and Rachel Carr of Gilbert, Ariz.; Jennifer, Bruce and Kate Jones of Sioux Falls; Renae, Harold, Hillary and Hayden Hastings of Colton; his siblings, Jack (Ramona) Ufen of Miller, and Patricia (Stan) Hansen of Rapid City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mardell.