Robert Francis Hughes,86, of Chatfield, Minnesota, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he was a resident for 5 months.
Robert was born August 24, 1928 to James T. and Lauretta (Gallagher) Hughes in Marysland Township, near Danvers, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm, and enlisted in the US Navy in 1946. He returned to the farm in 1948 until he moved to Chatfield in 1962. He was employed at the Chatfield Hatchery as a egg truck route driver, and eventually purchased the truck route business. Bob also worked at Chatfield Farm Service, as well as AFC (now Strongwell) until retiring in 1995.