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Robert T. McVicker

April 6, 1926 — November 11, 2023

North Mankato, MN

Robert T. McVicker

Robert Theodore McVicker passed peacefully into God's loving arms at his home in North Mankato on Saturday, November 11, 2023, surrounded by family.

Funeral Service will be 11:00am Monday, November 20, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, North Mankato. Visitation will be 3:00-5:00pm Sunday, November 19th at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. To leave a condolence for the family or to view the livestream, visit his obituary at

Robert was born April 6, 1926 in Chicago, IL.  He attended Mitchell Elementary School and Wells Highschool in Chicago, but left high school early to enlist in the US Navy during WWII.      

In 1955 he met the love of his life, Mary T O’Hara, of Tyler, MN and a recent graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing School in Rochester, MN.   They were married that year.   Robert worked for Railway Express, Chicago Transit Authority, and briefly owned a moving company prior to graduating from the Chicago Police Department Training Academy in 1956.  He was a motorcycle patrolman, canine unit patrol, evidence recovery unit, traffic patrolman and patrol wagon.

Bob was impressed with Minnesota when he would travel to Tyler, MN to visit Mary's mother.  When he retired from the Chicago Police Department, he moved the family to North Mankato, MN.  His son Joseph and wife, Sue, remained in Chicago with their infant son. Bob continued serving others by volunteering at numerous organizations including the Lions Club, Meals on Wheels and Salvation Army.  He was a positive influence and role model for his children, who will miss everything about him. 

Preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years Mary, his parents Paul and Mary (Maffia) McVicker, brothers Patrick and William. He is survived by his children, Margaret, Joseph (Sue), Kathleen (Jim) Shabatura, John (Sue), Kevin (special friend Marlene Braun), Robert, Colleen (Carl) Fritz; nine grandchildren Ryan, Erin, Joe, Mary, Katie, Alexis, Nicholas, Michael, Annelyse; two great grandchildren Janessa and Weston; Cousin Gloria Thorsell and many nephews.   

The family wishes to thank Mayo Hospice Nurse Dani, Teresa and Calli for their special care.

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Past Services


Sunday, November 19, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Northview - North Mankato Mortuary

2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

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Monday, November 20, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

525 Grant Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003


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