Robert L. Stabnow of Delano, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at the age of 85.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Christ Lutheran Church, 3976 County Line Road in Delano, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Masks will be required in the church.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society in Robert’s honor.
He was born July 14, 1936, in Newark, ND. He graduated from Britton High School in Britton SD. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.
He married Lois Eikanas Nov. 29, 1958. He and Lois and their family of six children called Delano home.
Bob was in the grocery business, and worked in several stores before he purchased a store in Delano in 1968.
Bob was involved in the local business community. His business sponsored men’s and women’s softball teams, 4th of July floats, and Miss Delano candidates.
He liked to read old westerns, enjoyed fishing, pheasant hunting and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchild.
He loved meeting up with his friends for morning and afternoon coffee, and Saturday or Sunday breakfast at the local restaurant.
He was a long-time member of Light of Christ Lutheran Church, where he worshiped with his faith family and made many close friendships throughout the years. His faith in the Lord and the love of his family and friends were a blessing.
He had a long and wonderful journey in this life on Earth, and is now continuing his journey in God’s heavenly kingdom, reuniting with loved ones who have gone before him. Rest in peace.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Bessie Stabnow; wife, Lois Stabnow; sisters, Kathleen Simonitch, Darlene McCarlson; brothers, Roger Stabnow, and Bill (Oscar Jr.) Stabnow.
He is survived by his sister, Iris Meyer; brother, Dean Stabnow; children, Julie and (Nelson) Imamura, Darla Stabnow, Ronda and (Ron) Murray, Brenda Stabnow, Gregg and (Becky) Stabnow, Loren and (Sylvia) Stabnow; grandchildren, Bobby Stabnow, Brianna Stabnow, Jenna Stabnow, Danielle Murray, Rachel and (Travis) Magnusson, Nolan Murray, Brannon Imamura, Sydney Imamura; great-grandchildren, Luke Jackson.