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Robert Grozdanich

December 17, 1933 — August 20, 2022

Robert F. “Swede” Grozdanich, 88, longtime Hibbing and Calumet resident
passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Hillcrest
Suites in Hibbing, MN. Robert was born December 17, 1933 to Steve and Helen
(Loomis) Grozdanich in Greenway Township, south of Calumet on the farm. He
was one of 12 siblings. He graduated from the class of 1953 at Greenway High
School. He played football for Greenway High School as well as serving as class
President. He also played baseball for the Marble Mallards. Robert joined the
Marine Corps., on October 21, 1953, on his return he met Marie Dukich and they
married on June 15, 1956. Blessed with 3 children, Mark, Tim, and Susan.
Robert was later employed with Northern Mining, and Conveyor Belt Services
vulcanizing belts. He also was an accomplished Welder. Robert served on the
Calumet City Council for several years. Robert was a member of the Hibbing
Elks, VFW Post 8510 of Hibbing, and Order of the Moose. He was an avid
outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, trapping, and was known for his great
skills as a gunsmith.
He is survived by his three children, Mark (Chrissy) Grozdanich, Pengilly,
Tim (Ann) Grozdanich, Hibbing, and Susan Grozdanich of Calumet, MN, his
sister, Helen Sabin, Hibbing, four grandchildren, Nicole (Charlie) Smith, Meghan
(Tyler) Kimber, Michael (Dana) Grozdanich, and Robert Grozdanich, eight great-
grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Helen, wife, Marie
(Dukich) Grozdanich, and his ten siblings.
Per Robert’s request there will be no services at this time. Interment will
be in Lakeview Cemetery of Coleraine. Arrangements are with the Dougherty
Funeral Home of Hibbing.

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