Robert 'Bob' GrabanskiRobert 'Bob' Grabanski, 67, of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at his home with his family at his side.
Robert 'Bob' Grabanski
Robert 'Bob' Grabanski, 67, of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at his home with his family at his side.
Robert 'Bob' John Grabanski was born on November 30, 1942 in Crookston, MN the son of Joe and Sylvia (Tinnes) Grabanski. Bob grew up in the Crookston, MN area and attended the Northwest School of Agriculture graduating in 1960. Bob farmed for many years in the Dorothy, MN area and also worked Campaigns for American Crystal Sugar Company.
On February 24, 1962 he was united in marriage to Joyce Wald at St. Dorothy's Catholic Church in Dorothy, MN. From 1965 to 1967 he drove for Twin City Bus Company in Minneapolis, MN. From 1968 to 1976 he drove semi for UPS out of Thief River Falls, MN. In 1976 he began working for Marvin Windows out of Warroad, MN and continued his employment there until 1979. In 1979 he began working for the State of Minnesota in the Highway Maintenance Department and continued working there until his retirement in 2006. Bob loved hunting, fishing and just being outdoors.
Family members who survive Bob include his wife Joyce of East Grand Forks, MN, children, Joy (Chad) Filipski; Cathy (Randy) Galstad of East Grand Forks, MN; Cheri (Kim) Kiefer of Bismarck, ND; 4 grandchildren, Jackson Galstad, Jacob, Sydney and Kaitlynn Kiefer, 5 siblings, James Grabanski of East Grand Forks, MN; Joan (Gerald) Mireault of Crookston, MN; Roy (Marge) Grabanski of Litchfield, MN; Dan (Lynn) Grabanski of Fairbault, MN; Rykk (Melanie) Grabanski of Watkins, CO; his mother Sylvia Grabanski of Crookston, MN; sister-in-law, Marilyn Nelson of Grand Forks, ND.
Bob is preceded in death by his father Joe Grabanski.
Memorials may be directed to Altru Hospice, or the St, Anne's Perpetual Adoration of Grand Forks, ND.
Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.
Visitation: 4:30 to 6:30 with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary Service on Friday May 21, 2010 in Sacred Heart Catholic.
Interment: St. Dorothy's Cemetery ~ Dorothy, MN
Online Guestbook: www. stennesfuneralhome.com