Robert “Bob” Cortel of Algona died at home on January 31, 2018; he was 84. He was born November 19, 1933 in Everett, WA.

Bob graduated with the Auburn High School class of 1952 and joined the US Army. He worked as a journeyman auto mechanic until he retired.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother and grandson. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Algona; sister Sandra R. Ward; eight children; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, WA on February 6th. Donations may be made to Multicare Hospice in Robert’s name. Please leave online condolences at

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