Robert “Bob” Bernard Rassier, 90, St. Joseph
November 20, 1924 - October 31, 2015
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Robert “Bob” Bernard Rassier, 90, of St. Joseph will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Bob passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. Reverend Jerome Tupa OSB will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday both at Heritage Hall Parish Center in St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council #7057 will pray at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Heritage Hall.
Bob was born on November 20, 1924 in St. Joseph to Bernard and Clara (Braun) Rassier. He attended St. Joseph’s Parish Grade School and graduated from St. John’s Prep. in 1942. On October 21, 1948, Bob married Rita M. Bromenschenkel at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He lived in St. Joseph all of his life and took over the family farm. Bob was a proud dairy farmer for over 40 years and also ran a Gold’n Plump poultry operation. Bob was on the St. Joseph Township Board, serving as Treasurer since 1949; the REA (Stearns Electric) trust board; and served as Treasurer with Catholic Order of Foresters. He also was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish and the Knights of Columbus Council #7057.
Bob enjoyed farming, playing cards, cutting wood and woodworking. He treasured spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren) and friends. He will be remembered for his deep faith, sense of humor, gentle heart, integrity and work ethic.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Rita of St. Joseph; children, Joyce Sutphen (Walt Cannon) of Chaska, Mike of St. Joseph, Joe (Fiona) of Deephaven, Dan of St. Joseph, Nancy (Greg) of Orono, Kevin (Etta) of Maple Grove, Rick (Penny) of Sauk Rapids, Tony (Julie Neuwirth) of St. Joseph; thirteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Betty in 1967; brother, Louis; and sister, Renee Feld.
A special thank you to the St. Cloud Hospital and Quiet Oaks Hospice House for their professional and compassionate care.