With Heavy Hearts

Rob KatzenmeyerIt is with incredibly heavy hearts that ShoreMaster mourns the loss of our own Rob Katzenmeyer, Vice-President of Operations, who passed away this past weekend after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Rob was a shining example of what ShoreMaster stands for and of the GREAT PEOPLE that we have as a part of our community. Rob started at ShoreMaster on the front line of operations while in high school. He worked during the Summers at ShoreMaster while in college and returned full-time upon graduation. He worked his way through the management ranks and eventually to the executive position of Vice-President of Operations and board member.  He was always about the people, our GREAT PEOPLE, and no one bled more ShoreMaster blue than he.

Beyond ShoreMaster, Rob was a pillar of the community. With two young children he was actively involved in many youth activities, especially the hockey association, and community programs. His passion for the community, for his children and for giving back was respected and admired by all who crossed his path.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rob’s wife, children, and family.

Funeral Services will be held at Bethlehem Church in Fergus Falls, MN on Friday, July 22nd (11:00am). Visitation and Prayer Service (5:00-7:0pm) will be held on Thursday, July 21st at Olson’s Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, MN.

7 Responses to “With Heavy Hearts”

  1. David Wicker

    I am truly sorry to hear about Rob’s passing, Rob exemplified always doing the right thing. My thoughts and prayers to His family and my old Shoremaster family…

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  2. Denise

    My condolences to Rob’s family and work family. I knew him briefly through the hockey association, and his love and passion for his children and the sport of hockey was always evident. He was a wonderful asset to our community and will be greatly missed.

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  3. Scott Lukken

    Many great memories with Rob from the time he spent with the Franklins while finishing High School to FFCC and SCSU. I considered him my friend and a super person. So many memories come to mind from St Cloud State, the adventures we had ice fishing. God speed my friend, you are in a better place now. May God give your family the strength they need to carry on and to hold the cherished memories close to their hearts.

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  4. Michael and Linda Katzenmeyer

    We wish to personally thank ShoreMaster for the support they provided for Rob, as he dealt with his death battle with cancer and the subsequent treatments. Having worked as an employee advocate, I have a profound appreciation for your company’s commitment to your valued employees.

    Thank you seems so inadequate, but please know that it is sincere!!

    Michael J. and Linda J. Katzenmeyer

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  5. Lyle katzenmeyer

    Rob believed in ShoreMaster and was dedicated to making their product line the best it could be. As a family, we observed ShoreMaster`s commitment to its employees. We thank you for that and all you have done for Rob and his family during this past year when they needed US most! THANK YOU!

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