Bob Norgord, a founding CAMPer, died suddenly on Sunday night.  There will be a drop-in memorial gathering for him today, like right now:

4-7 p.m.

Trout Lake Town Hall

24951 County Road 10

Bovey, MN  55709

I knew Bob Norgord through his work against the Mesaba Project.  Bob was always ready at the drop of a hat to get to an important meeting, go out to the Excelsior site in the woods to meet visitors, an enthusiastic, positive and hard-charging and effective.   An amazing guy… he will be greatly missed.

From the Grand Rapids Herald Review:

Robert “Bob” Norgord

1942 – 2009
Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:31 PM CDT

Robert “Bob” Norgord, 66, of Trout Lake Township near Bovey, died Sunday, June 21, 2009 at the Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Robert was born in 1942 to Theodore and Dorothy Norgord in Trout Lake Township.  He grew up in the Trout Lake community and attended schools in Grand Rapids, graduating from Grand Rapids High School in 1960, after which he entered the U.S. Navy.  He later worked in residential construction until he was employed by Blandin Paper Company as a pipe fitter. After 30 years of service for Blandin, Robert retired in 1997. Robert was a supervisor for Trout Lake Township and a member of A.R.D.C., C.A.M.P. and was on the Western Mesaba Mine Planning Board.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and traveling with his wife.

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