In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Kenneth Lean

Friends and family may watch a copy of Robert's funeral starting at 11:00 AM on Friday February 26, 2021 and it will be available to watch on the funeral homes website for the next 90 days.

Robert Kenneth Lean, 85, A resident of Bootjack passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.

He was born March 7th, 1935 in Houghton to Howard and Julia (Mattson) Lean.

Through his life, Robert had been in the Naval Reserve (1956-61), delivered for the Curtiss Candy Company, spent some time in the mines of White Pine, MI and Hoyt Lake, MN; and eventually settled into a career with UPPCO where he worked until retirement.

In his free time he enjoyed boating and some carpentry, and even built a cottage in Rice Lake and his home in Bootjack.
He volunteered for the Bootjack fire department for several years.

Robert loved his family, and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids.

He is a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Calumet.

Preceding him in death is his wife Elaine (Hannela) Lean, Parents Howard and Julia Lean, and brother Fred (Irene) Lean.

He is Survived by: his sons, Charles (Donna) Lean of Proctor, MN;
Matt (Heidie) Lean of Calumet.
Grandchildren; Traci (Eben), Charles Jr, Bobby, Ryan, and Julia.
Great Grandchildren; Devyn, Makayla, Tyler, and Khloe

Along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private family service will be held and a public graveside service will take place in the spring.
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