Claude Arthur Zabinski

September 23, 1926 ~ April 23, 2021 (age 94)


Claude A. Zabinski age 94 of Hibbing died Friday, April 23, 2021 at Fairview
Range Medical Center in Hibbing. Claude was born September 23, 1926 to John
and Veronica (Butkowski) Zabinski in St. Cloud, MN. Claude was a 70-year
resident of Hibbing, moving from the St. Cloud area in 1951. He was a WWII
veteran, serving in the Army at the end of the war escorting wounded soldiers
home here in the US. Following the war Claude worked as a postal clerk for the
US Postal Service. Claude was a member of the Moose Club and the Municipal
Golf Course in Hibbing. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Claude was able to get a
big buck every year, which was used to help feed his family. He was also a
talented musician. Claude taught himself accordion, piano and harmonica without
ever learning to read music. Additionally, Claude was a great athlete; he often
bowled a "200" game even as recent as last month. Claude was a member of
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing; his faith was a very important
part of his life. Claude was a hardworking and devoted husband and father. He
was preceded in death by his parents, John and Veronica, wife Celine, son,
Donald Zabinski and 5 siblings. Claude is survived by his children, Kathryn
(John) Wrobel, Bovey, MN; Roger (MaryAnn) Zabinski, St. Anthony, MN; Annette
(Charles) Buenger, Lindstrom, MN; Claudia (Michael) Balk, Hastings, MN; John
Zabinski, Roseville, MN; Joyce (Bill) Corwine, Owatanna, MN; Daniel (Andrea)
Zabinski, Rockville, MD; Gail (Eric) Hjortness, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Richard
(Corinne) Zabinski, Oracle, AZ, siblings, Marie Skaja, Rockville, MN; Daniel
Zabinski, St. Cloud, MN; Larry Zabinski, Paynesville, MN; 23 grandchildren, 25
great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mass of Christian Burial will be
held 12 noon Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
in Hibbing. A visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the beginning of the Mass
at noon. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 11:30 am at the church. Mid-
Range Honor Guard will accord military honors. Interment will be at Maple Hill
Cemetery in Hibbing.

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April 28, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)

Recitation of the Rosary
April 28, 2021

11:30 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)

Mass of Christian Burial
April 28, 2021

12:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)

April 28, 2021

1:15 PM
Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing

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