Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A funeral service is planned this weekend for a longtime former Rochester business leader.

Robert Gill, who was better known as Bob, passed away earlier this week at his home in Rochester. He was 97-years-old.

His obituary posted by Macken Funeral Home says Gill grew up near St. Charles but later made his home in Rochester after his military service in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Besides his well-known business ventures, Gill was also very active in the community and served on the Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission, the Rochester Downtown Advisory Board, and other community groups.

His funeral will take place Saturday morning at Christ United Methodist Church beginning at 11 AM following a one hour visitation at the church.

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