Robert Lee Averbeck was born in Fond du Lac, WI on October 7, 1937 to Alton and Marie Averbeck and died January 10, 2024 in St Paul, MN. He was an elementary teacher, a college professor, an accomplished organist and an artist. He is survived by his wife Julia (64 years of marriage), brother Richard, sister-in-law Lois, children Beth, Tim, Rachel and spouses, grandchildren Stefan, Kira and Britta. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan 20th, 2024 at New Life Lutheran Church in Shoreview, MN from 12:30 until 2:00 pm with a service to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to Martin Luther College (Fine Arts Department), New Ulm MN, New Life Lutheran Church, Shoreview MN, or Regions Hospital Foundation. Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell 651-482-7606