Robert L. Habisch, Sr., 65

Robert Leonard Habisch, Sr., age 65, of Howard Lake, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. and burial to follow at the cemetery.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Robert was born May 20, 1949, the son of Carl and Helen Habisch of Winsted.

Following high school, he served in the Army in Vietnam.

After his military service, he worked as a welder in Cokato for many years. His journey led him to Howard Lake, where he lived out his years in retirement.

Robert loved to go fishing on Mille Lacs, fly fishing and ice fishing on Howard Lake, loved to hunt, and had a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, teaching them about the outdoors and how to live off the land.

In addition, Robert enjoyed spending time with fellow veterans at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud and Minneapolis.

He is survived by his children, Robert Habisch, Jr. of Appleton WI, Rebecca (Jeff) Holmquist of Cokato, and Mandy (Ryan) Koski of Brooklyn Park; and his grandchildren, Hunter, Hayden, Hope, Halle, Kaleb, Ashton, Riley and Koda; as well as other relatives and friends.

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