Robert O. Rydell, DDS

Rydell, Robert O. DDS Rydell, Robert, of Edina, passed away on September 13, 2017 at age 79, surrounded by the love of God and family. Bob was born in Minneapolis and graduated from Wheaton, MN High School in 1956. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1964 and enjoyed practicing oral surgery for 31 years. During his career, he was President of the Minnesota Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and taught at the U of MN dental school. Bob retired in 1999 and remained physically active, competing in 5K and 10K races along with a half-marathon. Those who loved him appreciated his keen fashion sense and his ability to still fit into the same blackwatch plaid pants he purchased from Justers in 1971. He was a collector of all things, including letters from Sweden, treasured childhood toys and well-used electrical cords. Bob served on the Adult Education Board of Normandale Lutheran Church and the Ten Mile Lake Association in northern Minnesota. Bob cherished his time with his children and grandchildren at the cabin, tinkering in his workshop, sailing, painting, making jewelry for family members and ending each day on the dock with Jean and a jump in the lake. Survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Jean; children Liz Bejarano (Steve), Rob Rydell (Beth Finley), Kate Dennison (Tony); grandchildren Eric, Caroline, Jesper, Noah and Tierney; brother Ralph (Kathy), sister Ruth (Norman Johnson) and many dear family and friends. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, September 16 (Bob & Jean's 56th wedding anniversary) at 11:00 am, with visitation at 10:00 am, at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, Edina 55436. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to the church for the benefit of the Adult Education Program or Ten Mile Lake Association, Inc, PO Box 42, Hackensack, MN 56452 or School of Dentistry/U of MN, Moos Tower, 515 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, 55455. Washburn-McReavy 952-920-3996