In loving memory of

Robert Odell Byro
August 24, 1932 - July 20, 2022

Robert Odell Byro Sr., was born on August 24, 1932 and passed away on July 20, 2022, at the age of 89.

Bob married Caroline J. Holmes on April 18, 1956 in North Mankato, MN.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Caroline (January 15, 1995) and his three brothers.
He is survived by his children, Robert Jr. (Doris) Rochester, MN, Lynn (Terry) Bennett, Bagley, MN, Steven (Patricia), Eden Prairie, MN, six grandchildren, Shannon Sieg, Heather Kordaris, Rachel Bennett, Michelle Bennett, Samuel Byro, Anna Byro, and five great grandchildren

He served in the U.S. Army SigC. 1953- 1955 in Salzburg, Austria. Member of Legion Post 92. Member Korean War Veteran Club.

Mr. Byro was a salesman for Kraft Foods and Rochester Business Products, Inc.

He coached with Mr. Ted Brink, for the Rochester Youth Football League.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday July 25, 2022 at Zumbro Lutheran Church 624 3rd Ave. S.W. in Rochester. Visitation will be from 10:00 am-11:00 am at the church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials are suggested to Ronald McDonald House.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Byro family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit


Larry Legier wrote on Jul 21, 2022:

"I am very sorry for your loss. Bob was a classic. I always enjoyed our visits. I send you my best wishes. Larry Legier "

Dawn Dill wrote on Jul 21, 2022:

"May God carry you through and beyond this difficult time. A donation has been made to the Rochester Ronald McDonald house in honor of Robert. Dawn Dill"

susan miller wrote on Jul 20, 2022:

"Uncle Bob,you were one of a kind! RIP, and try try to keep Irvin, Ed,and dad in line up in heaven! Susie"

Karen Holmes wrote on Jul 20, 2022:

"So many wonderful memories growing up next door to the Byros! I can still remember the smell of Bob's pipe as he sat in the backyard smoking it while we kids played outside in the evening. One of my childhood prized possessions was the stuffed Pillsbury Doughboy toy Bob gave me. Back in the '60s, I thought he must have made a LOT of money working for Kraft because the Byros had an air conditioner and Able-Cable! I'm sorry for the loss of your dad/grandpa, but so thankful for my memories. With ? to you all, Karen Holmes"