Robert Francis Wisuri, age 78, of Cokato, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
He was born to Jacob and Ida Wisuri Jan. 11, 1935, at Ishpeming, MI Hospital. He lived at his childhood home in Humboldt, MI, until he graduated from Champion High School in 1953.
He then moved to Detroit, MI, where he worked for four years, after which he attended Michigan Tech University for two years. Robert then lived for a short time in Whittier, CA.
In the early 1960s, Robert went to Minneapolis, where he met his wife, Lorraine Aho. They were united in marriage March 31, 1962. To this union, 10 children were born.
Bob and Lorraine first made their home in the Minneapolis area, and then, in 1968, Robert found employment at 3M Company in Hutchinson, so they moved their family to Cokato.
Bob is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Cokato; children Anne (Nathan) Wuollet, Laura Wisuri, all of Cokato, Duane (Sara) Wisuri of Champion MI, Rita (John) Mattila, Wendy (Curt) Simonson, Doug (Lana) Wisuri, also all of Cokato, Ken Wisuri, Glenn (Melanie), all of Phoenix, AZ, and Mary (Jason) Long of Oak Park Heights.
He is also survived by 48 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, George, Melvin, and Edd; and three sisters, Betty Wisuri, Anita Tolkinen, and Faye Erickson.
Bob was preceded in death by a son, David; his parents, Jacob and Ida Wisuri; two brothers, Ray and John Wisuri; and two sisters, Marie Edwards and Ruth Woodford.
The funeral service took place Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. at Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church.
Visitation was Monday, Dec. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, and continued Tuesday, one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were handled by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.