HURON — Maynard Robish, 77, of Huron, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at his home. His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Prairie Bible Church with the Revs. Rod Poppinga and David Erdman officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Bible Church Cemetery. Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Kuhler Funeral Home, with a time of sharing at 7:30 this evening. Memorials may be directed to James Valley Christian School.
Our dad, Maynard Eugene Robish, was born to Edwin and Cletus (Schaefer) Robish on November 28, 1935, near Hazel. Since his mother passed away a short time after his birth, he has met her for the first time in heaven. Every day his dad asked the Lord for strength to keep his young family together.
Dad married his high school sweetheart, Estelle Lakness, on Dec. 11, 1954. They lived with his dad and he talked passionately about milking, pitching hay, and farming with Pa. He moved his family to the Hitchcock area and farmed with Dave and Willard Tschetter for many years. He loved to “tinker” in the dirt and planted a huge garden every year and enjoyed sharing the produce. He enjoyed being around kids and was janitor at James Valley Christian and Huron schools. Dad cherished his friendship with Johnnie and Elvina Hofer and Ike and Anne Tschetter. He was a good host to neighbors and family and made great cookies and root beer floats. He loved to play or watch sports and was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins but only saw Target Field from his favorite chair. Dad’s real pride and joy was being able to attend sports and academic activities of his grandchildren. He would cheer for them from the entrance door of the gym or on the track, football, soccer, or baseball fields. That pride overflowed as his family grew with great-grandchildren.
Dad became a Christian in 1971 and his love and trust in the Lord became evident in his life. He loved music and encouraged his family to sing. His favorite hymn was “To God Be The Glory!”
“Family” was priority. Dad loved two church families, Prairie Bible of Carpenter and Mt. Olivet of Huron. His sisters raised him, his brother laughed with him, his step-mother was proud of him, his dad was a great example to him, his wife loved him unconditionally, his children respected him, his grandchildren adored him and his great-grandchildren will be blessed with his legacy.
Having shared in his life are his wife; his children, Cletus and Jeff Glanzer of Carpenter, Jeanie and Duane Emmett of Brookings, Sandy and Claude Glanzer of Carpenter, Joni and Everett Bartells of Wolsey, Mark and Lori Robish of Huron, and Laurie and Wayde Walter of Huron; his grandchildren, Sara and Casper Hofer, Erin Glanzer, Andrew and Rachel Glanzer, Darcie and David Van Ede, Dustin and Michelle Tschetter, Nikki and Bobby Deskins, Ray and Desiree Glanzer, Casey and Wendy Glanzer, Charlotte Glanzer, Cody and Carmen Bartells, Kristine and Brett Larsen, Erica Robish, Kelsey Robish and her fiancé, Amil Anderson, Mandi Robish, Damen Robish, Wyatt and Danielle Walter, Mallory Walter, and Kendra Walter; and great-grandchildren, Anthony Hofer, Jarett and Lincoln Glanzer, Jordin and Braydon Mallett, Wesden Van Ede, Austin Tschetter, Jaden, Deven, and Paten Deskins, Aiden and Daunte Glanzer, Milo and Averi Glanzer, Tyson and Oakley Bartells, Keaton Larsen, and Aubrey Walter; his brother and his wife, Wesley and Lenora Robish; his sisters, IlaMae and her husband, Walt Luken, Margaret Gjerde and Ramona Ascher; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Milton Lakness, Chuck Trumm, Joanne Drenkow, Gail and Leland Roe; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his step-mother, Jo Robish; his daughter, MaryGail Robish; his granddaughter, Elli Glanzer; his great-grandson, Cameron Van Ede; his sister, Phyllis Bochek; his brothers-in-law, Art Bochek, Maurice Gjerde, Fred Drenkow; sisters-in-law, Benita Lakness and Annette Trumm; and his wife’s parents, Art and Jennie Lakness.
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