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Dennis M. Robnik

June 22, 1940 - June 2, 2022

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 12 from 3:00-4:30 PM at Journey Christian Church in Cloquet with a Celebration of Life following at 4:30 PM. A light supper will be served at church following the service. Instead of flowers, please send memorials to Kingdom Builder Ministries at 103 Avenue C, Cloquet, MN 55720 or kbmcloquet.com.

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Dennis Max Robnik of Esko, MN went home to be with Jesus on June 2, 2022, at Evergreen Knoll in Cloquet three weeks before his 82nd Birthday. Dennis was born on June 22, 1940, in Chisholm to Lillian and Louis Robnik. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, and camping on the Iron Range with family and friends and especially enjoyed taking trips to the Boundary Waters. He graduated from Chisholm High School in 1958.

Dennis attended UMD (University of Minnesota Duluth) and earned a degree in accounting in 1963. He met his future wife, MaryAnn Hill while working in the cafeteria there and the two wed on April 28, 1962. Dennis worked for Minnesota Power as an accountant and then as one of their first computer programmers. He later taught computer programming at Sandstone Federal Prison and St. Paul Technical College for twenty-two years. He also worked as a computer systems analyst for the US Postal Service in Eagan for twenty years.

Dennis had a passion for books and his hobby turned into a side business. He owned a store in Duluth called the “Book Nook” and had a thriving store on eBay called “Esko Stuff” for twenty-four years, which he ran until the end of March. Dennis and MaryAnn were involved at Journey Christian Church for nearly forty years and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 28, 2022.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bruce Robnik. He is survived by his wife, MaryAnn (Hill) Robnik, his brother, Dr. Spencer (Judith) Robnik, and his four sons and daughter, Dan (Pat), Don, Andrew (Amy), Amy (Eric) Joob, and Adam (Joanna). He is also survived by twenty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Dennis’ family wants to express their deep appreciation to the staff at Evergreen Knoll and St. Croix Hospice who cared so professionally and lovingly for him these past six weeks.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 12 from 3:00-4:30 PM at Journey Christian Church in Cloquet with a Celebration of Life following at 4:30 PM. A light supper will be served at church following the service. Instead of flowers, please send memorials to Kingdom Builder Ministries at 103 Avenue C, Cloquet, MN 55720 or kbmcloquet.com.