Robert Lee Wolner (1943 - 1999)

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Robert Lee Wolner was also known as:

Bobbie

Birth

at one of twins home, in Butterfield, Watonwan County, Minnesota

Baptized

in St.James, Watonwan County, Minnesota

Death

on at nursing home, in Madelia, Minnesota, Watonwan County
Cause of death: from a long time self inflicted injury

Cause of death

from a long time self inflicted injury

Burial / Funeral

Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota

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Last Known Residence

Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota

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Family

Mother: Ruth Hildegard (Mossengren) Wolner
Father: Oliver Alexander Wolner
Siblings: James Oliver Wolner, Joel Charles Wolner, Rebecca Marie Wolner, Mark Bradly Wolner, Stephen Lynn Wolner, Richard Dwight Wolner, Gary Dean Wolner, John Peter Wolner, Jane Mary Wolner, Janet Andrea Wolner, Germaine Hilma Wolner, Gene David Wolner, Joan Darlene Wolner, and Joyce Ruth Wolner

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Middle name

Lee

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Ethnicity

White

Nationality

Sweden,Norway

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Gender

Male

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1943 - In the year that Robert Lee Wolner was born, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1945 - When he was only 2 years old, on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

1965 - Robert was 22 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

1974 - By the time he was 31 years old, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

1999 - In the year of Robert Lee Wolner's passing, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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Robert Lee Wolner died on October 14, 1999 at nursing home, Madelia, Minnesota at 56 years of age. His family lists the cause of death as: from a long time self inflicted injury. He was buried in Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota. Robert was born on June 21, 1943 at one of twins home, Butterfield, Minnesota. He was born to Ruth Hildegard (Mossengren) Wolner and Oliver Alexander Wolner, with siblings James, Joel, Rebecca, Mark, Stephen, Richard, Gary, John, Jane, Janet, Germaine, Gene, Joan, and Joyce. We know that Robert Lee Wolner had been residing in Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota.

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