Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood remembers good Samaritan

April 14, 2019 10:39 PM

People in northeast Minneapolis came together Sunday night to remember a beloved neighbor.

Bob Margl died of heart attack one year ago while helping push a car out during the April snowstorm.


A memorial was placed in front of Margl's home to honor his memory and willingness to help neighbors.

"He would never say no if you were in need," wife Anna Margl said.

"It's a permanent loss, it's something you don't get over," neighbor Mike Bianchi said. "When he took his snowblower out he would disappear around the corner. He just kept going and going, I don't how far he went."

Since his death, many neighbors are now helping Anna.

After his passing, his wife, Anna, placed a memorial in front of their home with a plaque that reads "You were a friend indeed when I was a friend in need." While she says it's different now that her husband is gone, she said she's not alone. She knows those same neighbors Bob helped are there for her. And you have to think, somewhere, Bob is smiling.

Bob was 74 years old.

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