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Robert Ray "Bob" BARNOSKI

Age 53 of St. Paul, MN Formerly of Stapleton, NE passed away May 19, 2013 at his residence. Robert was born August 11, 1959 in North Platte, NE; the son of Donald Ernest and Alice May (Romans) Barnoski. Robert graduated High School from Stapleton, NE, class of 1977. He furthered his education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and graduated with honors in January of 1982. That winter he entered the United States Marine Corps as a commissioned officer. He served his country as an officer until a debilitating head injury ended his military career. For the next 31 years, Bob continued to be very proud of being part of the Marine Corps family. Bob was a devout Christian and felt Jesus was an important part of his life. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends. He expressed a great sense of humor and always enjoyed adding a witty quip to any conversation. Robert faced many challenges as a disabled person. He remained kind, extremely polite, intuitive, loving, a good listener and conversationalist. Robert is survived by his sister, Donna (Kent) Nelson, of Hudson, WI; nephew, Chase Nelson; niece, Taylor Nelson (fiancé, Jared); aunt, Ruth Chrisp of Auburn, NE; special friend, Jaime Becker of St. Paul; many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services took place at Redeemer Lutheran Church of White Bear Lake. Private interment with military honors took place at Fort Snelling Nat'l Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Courage Center St. Croix - Stillwater, MN in Robert's name. Hudson (715) 386-3725


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O'Connell Family Funeral Homes
520 11th Street South Hudson, WI 54016-2149
(715) 386-3725

Published in Pioneer Press on May 28, 2013
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