Robert Hartlieb, 75, of Iron passed away peacefully on May 28, 2020 with his loving family by
his side. Robert was born on October 4, 1944 in Fairmont, West Virginia. He and his father moved
around the country before finally settling in Iron, Minnesota. Robert served in the U.S. Army for 2
years. He graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth with a degree in Economics.
He met Carolyn Passeri in 1967 and they married June 28, 1969, they were fortunate enough to
have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family. Robert had many different jobs
from house building to insurance salesman before finally working at EvTac for 26 years. He retired in
2007. He and Carolyn enjoyed their retirement by splitting their time between Minnesota in the
summer and St. Petersburg, FL in the winter. Robert enjoyed being the “fun” grandpa with his
grandchildren by parasailing, riding roller coasters, and playing games.
He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Sr.
Robert is survived by his wife of 50 years Carolyn, sons; Jay (Kelly) of Esko and Travis
(Shawnna) of North Branch, grandchildren; Leah, JR, Anthony, Lizzie, Payton, Graham, and
Sayer and his great granddaughter; Mila, who he had the privilege to meet.
Robert’s family would like to thank the Mayo for the excellent care that they provided in his last
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, June 2nd at Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth,
Minnesota at 11 AM. Interment will follow mass at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing. Friends and
family are invited to attend the visitation on Monday, June 1st from 5-7 PM at Dougherty Funeral Home
of Hibbing. A celebration of life will be held for Robert from 5-8 PM on June 2nd at the Hartlieb
residence. Arrangements entrusted to the Dougherty Funeral Home.
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