SUN CITY, Ariz. — Long time Owatonna resident Robert (Bob) H. Tennant, Jr. died Dec. 6, 2012, in Sun City, Ariz. Bob was born April 25, 1929, to Robert H. Tennant, Sr., and Helen W. Tennant in Duluth Minn.
As a child, Bob attended Minnesota Normal School in Duluth. He graduated from Shattuck Military in Faribault in 1948. He went to work with Sears Roebuck in Duluth until 1950. He then served with the US Army 24th Infantry Division during the Korean War. After serving, he returned to Sears in the fall of 1952. In November of 1953 he married Mary Ester Munroe of Hibbing. The couple moved to Minneapolis where he worked for Sears until 1955 at which time he went back to school under the GI Bill and received an Associate’s degree in accounting. After receiving his degree he spent several years in public accounting until he joined American Motors, Minneapolis Division as a General Accountant. In 1959, he went to work for the Owatonna Tool Company in Owatonna as a general accountant and remained for 27 years. He retired in 1987 as the Manager of Cost Accounting for OTC. During his time at OTC, he was also a Director for the OTC Federal Credit Union.
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