January 26, 1928 - May 30, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Paul J. Robak, age 88, of Sauk Rapids who passed away in Foley on Monday. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be after 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the church in Sauk Rapids. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.

Paul was born January 26, 1928 to Louis and Martha (Lesnau) Robak in Foley. He served his country in the United States Army. On April 25, 1959 he married the love of his life, Delores Sopkowiak at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. Paul worked as a painter for Franson Decorating in Milaca and Swanson and Youngdale in Minneapolis for 40 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He was also a member of the Sauk Rapids American Legion post 254 and the former Painters Union Local 884. Paul enjoyed reading, playing cards, and being outside. He was soft spoken and very stoic. Paul was a simple man with a kind and gentle heart.

Paul is survived by his wife of 57 years, Delores of Sauk Rapids; children, Cheryl (David) Mingo of Champlin, Keith of Denver, CO; siblings, Ellen (Bill) Kornovich of Foreston, Gary of Oak Park; grandchildren, Adam Mingo, Erin Pirie; and great grandchildren, Audrey and Alexis Mingo. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth, Irie, Willard, Norbert, Dennis; and sister, Doris Larry.