Robert Marek, 85

Robert Bob F. Marek, 85, of Prior Lake, formerly of New Prague, died Friday, May 7, 2010, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.

Born May 4, 1925, in New Prague, Bob was a son of Frank and Mary (Jelinek) Marek. Growing up in New Prague, he attended St. Wenceslaus School. As a young boy, he loved music and was a talented pianist, with a special interest in big band music. Having a love for sports, Bob was a center on the football team and the catcher for the baseball team. He graduated from New Prague High School in 1943.

At the age of 18, he joined the U.S.

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