2014 - Robert "Bob" Thueson

Robert Thueson

Bob Thueson (Class of 1942) was successful and well known as a “quiet leader.”  In wartime or in peace, he shared the gift of compassion and demonstrated his concern for others.  As a youth, Bob was credited with saving the life of a near drowning victim. He also saved the lives of multiple flight crews in WWII. And, much later in life, Bob counseled a chemically dependent man who credited Bob with saving his life as well.

Bob successfully served as a leader at Hooley's Super Markets and later Cub Foods. He has been acknowledged as a visionary change agent within the national grocery industry.  He was equally successful on a personal level with the positive impact he had on many other lives during his own short life. It is this rare blend of career success with a true compassion for his fellow man that makes him special.