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Robert John Kruchoski

July 24, 1927 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

Robert (Bob) J. Kruchoski passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the age of 92.  He was born on July 24, 1927 in the Hartley Location, Chisholm, Minnesota to Anton Kruchoski, who was immigrated to the USA from Galicia, Poland, and Julia E. (Hudy) Kruchoski of Chisholm.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Bernard Kruchoski, sister; Elizabeth (Kruchoski) Bayliss, brothers; Eugene of Wisconsin and Francis of Chisholm.

Bob graduated from Chisholm High School in 1945.  He then enlisted in the US Navy and served abroad the USS Ticonderoga, CV-14.  After WWII, he returned to Chisholm and attended and graduated from Hibbing Community College and the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree. 

He began work at Western Electric Company (AT&T) in Minneapolis, Minnesota as an inspector of purchased products for the Bell System.

In 1952 he married Edna (Boots) Morain and resided in St. Louis, Missouri.  Later he transferred to Chicago and was promoted to Department Chief in quality assurance of Bell Communications research in Schaumburg, Illinois and Advanced to director level in management prior to retiring on November 11, 1986.  He returned to the Iron Range and resided in Hibbing, Minnesota until his death.

            Bob was a life member of the telephone pioneers of America and also of the VFW Post 8510.  He was also a member of the Salvation Army, Including Chairman of the Board for a three year term.  For many years he was a volunteer at Iron World in Chisholm.

           

He is Survived by his wife Edna (Boots) and daughter, Diane of San Antonio, Texas and many nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the United Wesley Methodist Church in Hibbing where he was married in 1952.

The Kruchoski family would like to express sincere appreciation and thanks for the outstanding care given by Dr. Mark Versich and Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center.  The family also wants to express their gratitude to Denny and Karen Amore of Schaumberg, Illinois for the American flag they presented to Robert on his 80th birthday, which draped the casket.

A private family memorial service will be held at the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing on Thursday, June 25, 2020.  Deacon Richard Johnston will officiate and private interment will take place at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.

        

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