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August 16, 1937 – Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Service Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Bu
Saturday, February 5, 2011

Visitation Information

John Alfred Robasse, age 73, of Buffalo, Minnessota, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

John was born in Buffalo, Minnesota on August 16, 1937 the son of Lawrence and Georgiana (Provo) Robasse. He lived most of his life in the Buffalo area and graduated from Buffalo High School before honorably serving his country in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1958. After returning from the service he married Juanita “Nita” Hoke and God blessed their marriage with five children. John belonged to St. Ignatius Catholic Church for many years before joining St. Francis Xavier Parish in Buffalo. He was a member of the South Haven Sportsmen Club and enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and playing cards.

John is survived by his loving wife: Juanita “Nita” (Hoke) Robasse of Buffalo; his children: Michelle (Ralph) Marquette of Canyon, Terry (Frank) Wyman of Lake Crystal and John (Heidi) Robasse of Barstow, California; son-in-law, Joe Biscarro of McKinney, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Ernie (Sharon) Robasse of Oakdale, Barb (Jack) Desmarais of Festus, Missouri, Karen Andreas of Sartell, Mary (Doug) Jones of Sandstone, Art Robasse of St. Cloud, Steve Robasse of Annandale, Dave (Linda) Robasse of Buffalo and Pat Robasse of Annandale; brother-in-law, Lawrence “Sonny” Ramthun of Big Lake; sister-in-law, Lisa Robasse of North St. Paul.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Georgiana (Provo) Robasse; daughter, Kathy Biscarro; son, Mike Robasse; brothers, Roy, Bill and Dick Robasse; sisters, Dorothy Ramthun and Dolores O’Flanagan and brother-in-law, John “Jack” O’Flanagan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00am on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Burial will be in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 4th from 4-8pm at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Avenue in Buffalo with a Rosary Service at 7pm. Further visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of service at the church.

Active casket bearers are: Clyde Marquette, Frank Wyman, Jesse Wyman, Paul Overman, Randi Robasse and Chris Robasse. Honorary casket bearers will be: Matt Campbell, Elisa Gallardo, Mandy Brown, Chrystal Wyman, Jamie Overman, Sascha Klick, John D. Robasse and Nick Robasse.

At John’s request, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the VA Hospital in Minneapolis.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. sandy anderson

    John had a wonderful gift of gab and humor and will truly be missed by many. My condolences to Nita and Matt and the rest of the family. You will be in our prayers and thoughts. John’s stubborness and determination kept him going with all he endured in life. I will forever miss the stories and humor that John shared with many of us.

  2. Dave Bajari

    Very sorry for your loss.

  3. Terry Wyman

    Dad, you touched alot of lives and you will never be forgotten.. See you in HEAVEN!!!!!!


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