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July 21, 1936 – Saturday, July 13, 2013

Service Information
Church of St. Francis in Buffalo, MN
Friday, July 19, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
AT THE FUNERAL HOME IN BUFFALO, MN
Thursday, July 18, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Ernest “Ernie” Robasse, age 76 of Oakdale, MN formerly of Buffalo & Rockford, MN passed away peacefully on July 13, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital, Maplewood, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Francis Catholic Church, Buffalo, MN.

Visitation on Thursday from 4-8 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN & one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Interment St. Francis Cemetery, Buffalo, MN.

Ernie was born on July 21, 1936 to Lawrence & Georgianna (Provo) in Buffalo, MN, the oldest of 14 children. He married Marge Addickes in 1958. He served in the US Marine Corps for 3 years. He married Sharon Hamilton in 1966. Together they owned & operated Robasse Construction. He & Sharon traveled extensively. They moved to Oakdale, MN in 2011. While in Buffalo, Ernie was very active in many community organizations including the Buffalo Lions, Buffalo Jaycees & St. Francis Catholic Church. He loved playing golf & fishing. He was family oriented & especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Shelley Robasse-Bishop, Brad Karie, Chuck (Kay) Karie; 10 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren; sisters & brothers, Barb (Jack) DesMarais, Karen Andreas, Mary (Doug) Jones, Art Robasse, Steve Robasse, Dave (Linda) Robasse, Pat Robasse; sisters-in-law, Nita Robasse, Lisa Robasse; brother-in-law, Lawrence (Sonny) Ramthun and uncle Robert (Bernice) Robasse.

Preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence & Georgianna Robasse, father & mother-in-law, Charles & Dorothy Hamilton, daughters, Ceil Jensen, Dee Anderson; sisters, Delores O’Flanagan, Dorothy Ramthun; brothers, John, Roy, William& Dick Robasse; brothers-in-law, Ron Andreas, Jack O’Flanagan; son-in-law, Gordy Bishop.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Susan Moon Lentz

    Sharon & Shelley; I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It’s been a very long time since we’ve seen each other, but having worked with you, Sharon, you never leave my heart and the memories always come back to mind whenever talk of Buffalo comes up. Please be comforted knowing Ernie is at peace with God and the angels. Thinking of you.
    Blessings & hugs, Susan

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  2. Darrell and Pat Holtz

    We are so sorry for your loss. Wish we could be there with you. Was so glad we got to see Ernie when we were home the last 2 times. We are sending you all our love and prayers. Darrell and Pat

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  3. Jerry P. Niesen

    My sicere condolence to Ernie’s family. You have your own “Special” Guardian Angel in Heaven watching over you now. Ernie and I use to usher at Church alot, seems like nobody else would volunteer.

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  4. Jeanne Traaseth

    Sharon, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You always had such funny stories to share about Ernie. You’e in my prayers to help you get through this time. Be strong, my friend.

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  5. Fred and Jan Naaktgeboren

    Dear Sharon and Shelly,
    We just read the news of Ernie’s passing, and wish we could have attended the services in his honor. We are visiting Sara, Eric, and boys in Switzerland. We have such great memories of Ernie, both as a “9th St. neighbor”, and also the Buffalo Jaycee years. You all were great friends, Ernie will be missed by so many. May memories give you comfort, and may God give you peace.
    Lovingly, Fred and Jan Naaktgeboren

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  6. Sharon Emerick

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, Sharon. I cherish the wonderful memories of our trip to Hawaii and all of the other great times we shared with Ernie and you. God bless you and your family.

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  7. Riti Sanderson

    Sharon and family; We were so sorry to read about the death of Ernie. It doesn’t seem that long ago that Sandy visited with Ernie at “coffee time” at J’s restaurant. We remember fondly the memories and friendships of Jaycees and Mrs. Jaycess with both you and Ernie which we now refer to as “the good ‘ol days”! We are sorry but were not able to attend either the wake or funeral but want you to know we were thinking of you. Our sincere sympathy and prayers to you and your family. May Ernie rest in peace.
    Riti and Bob (Sandy) Sanderson

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