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Calvin Robnik

Calvin S. Robnik, age 53, of Willmar and formerly of New London, died Monday, December 26, from injuries sustained in an auto accident near Jordan.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, January 2, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. www.petersonbrothers.com
Calvin Spencer Robnik was born on April 16, 1963, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Spencer and Judith (Pade) Robnik. He was baptized at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis and in 1970, moved to Willmar with his family. Calvin was confirmed at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Willmar, graduated from Willmar High School in 1981 and from the Willmar Vo-Tech Sales and Marketing Program in 1984. On August 11, 1984, Calvin was united in marriage to Kimberly Ann Fostervold and they made their home in New London. In 1985, Calvin began employment with Swenson Motor Company in car sales and then in the service department. In 2002, Calvin along with business partners, Larry Mehr and Tony Salonek, founded Willmar Auto Sales and Service. Calvin was also involved in other business ventures. Just recently, Calvin and Kimberly were divorced. Calvin was an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed visiting with his customers and spending time on the lake with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. Calvin was always willing to help anyone in a time of need.
He is survived by his children, Matthew (and Melissa) Robnik of Atwater and Tracy Robnik of Kandiyohi; three grandchildren, Maxwell, Kylee and Bentley and his former wife, Kimberly Robnik of New London. Also surviving are his parents, Spencer and Judith Robnik of Bayfield, WI.; and four siblings, Cynthia (and Brad) Herding of Watertown, SD., Craig (and Michelle) Robnik of Prairieville, LA., Charlene Robinson of Albany, OR., and Carlton (and Lindy) Robnik of Maple Grove; besides other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Cristen; and his grandparents, Anton and Ida Pade and Louis and Lillian Robnik.


JAN 2. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


JAN 3. 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Faith Lutheran Church

310 Medayto Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288


Celebration of Life

JAN 3. 01:30 PM

Faith Lutheran Church

310 Medayto Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288


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White Sympathy Standing Spray was purchased for the family of Calvin S. Robnik.

December 29, 2016 at 07:00 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Calvin was the most honest and caring guy out there. Especially for his love of his life, Sandy. Dearly missed, but never forgotten. Pontoon rides, bonfires and cocktails. There was never a dull moment with those two. Sandy and Calvin were always caring for myself and my significant other. A couple we always looked up to and always had our backs in our relationship struggles. Calvin was selfless and was always there to help when anyone needed it. Thank you Calvin for gracing us with your presence in the years we've known. You've impacted us more than anyone can know. May you rest peacefully and know you'll never be forgotten. My love and prayers go out to your family and girlfriend Sandra who we will watch out and continue to help guide her through this life. Kasey, Keegan & Bella. New Prague, Mn

Kasey Evans - December 30, 2016 at 12:33 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I will forever miss the loving man that was our friend and neighbor. He was so incredibly happy when he was around with Sandra who he called "the love of his life". We spent many nights at bonfires, enjoying drinks, and pontooning on the lake. Sandy and Calvin both became my family... I had so many dinners with them, and they even helped me move! I saw him Christmas night... he was excited to go stop in to see Sandra and left quickly after dropping off presents. He was always concerned with making everybody happy... he was always asking if we needed help, playing with our dogs, and the last text messages I have from him were of him asking if I had passed my boards... which I did (and I bawled when i found out I passed right after I heard about the accident). Rest easy dear friend... we will watch over "the love of your your life" for you... prayers to everyone, both the family and to his wonderful girlfriend, Sandra. Please help us keep laughing, Calvin... we will meet again one day. Cheers!

Jacque hermann - December 30, 2016 at 12:34 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis Oregon purchased the White (Large) Sympathy Vase Arrangement for the family of Calvin S. Robnik.

The Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis Oregon - December 30, 2016 at 02:31 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To Spencer, Judy, and all of Calvin's siblings,I'm very sorry to hear about Calvin's death. I know how special he was to the whole family. May God be with you and bring you comfort at this difficult time.Nancy EvensonFormer neighbor in Willmar

Nancy Evenson - December 31, 2016 at 01:37 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Carlton, Char and your family and also my Fostervold relatives. I am so sorry for your sudden loss. May you find peace in the memories that you hold so dear. Peace and prayers for strength in these days. Kyle Hanson

Kyle Hanson - January 01, 2017 at 06:01 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Calvin. Got to know Calvin at Kansas City NASCAR. Calvin and Kimberly came to see us in Florida. Had a lot of fun. I am sure everyone will miss Calvin a lot. Garry and Marga Stauffer.

Marga Stauffer - January 02, 2017 at 07:48 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Fabrico Incorporated purchased the Red Mixed Sympathy Standing Spray for the family of Calvin S. Robnik.

Fabrico Incorporated - January 02, 2017 at 10:18 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Spencer & Judith and the extended Robnik family, You are all in our thoughts as today and tomorrow you celebrate the life of Calvin and say your final goodbyes. Our hearts ache with you and for you Please know that we are praying for you each this day and the days ahead. With much sympathy and love, Greg and Christine

Greg and Christine Carrier - January 02, 2017 at 01:53 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Uncle Penn and Aunt Judith, Words can not express how sorry I am to hear about Calvin. I am sending the both of you a big hug and you are in my prayers. Love you both. Heather Robnik

Heather Robnik-Rodriguez - January 04, 2017 at 11:57 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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