Robert Steven Jaunich, age 47, of Delano, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, after a long and difficult battle with addiction.
He was born Sept. 9, 1970, in Watertown, the first child of Steven and Charlene (Branson) Jaunich.
Robbie grew up in Delano, and graduated from Delano High School in 1989. He was a gifted athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball; and he continued to play baseball and softball throughout his adult life.
Robbie was a member of the Local BAC 1 MN/ND Union since 1992, working as a mason. He was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work on various projects, including the US Bank Stadium, Target Field, the Mall of America, and the Minnesota State Capitol.
Robbie loved spending time with his family, cooking and grilling, going to baseball games, attending car shows with his dad, and spending time at the beach with his girls. He had a contagious smile and an amazing sense of humor, with a knack for making everyone laugh.
Robbie was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Wallace Jaunich; maternal grandmother, Leona (Roehl) Branson; uncles Charlie Jaunich and Mike Czock; and cousin Aaron Jaunich.
He is survived by his parents, Steven and Charlene (Branson) Jaunich; his wife, Peggy Wolff; daughters Abbie and Ella Jaunich; stepchildren Asia, Maggie, Olivia, and Elijah Wolff; granddaughter Zola; paternal grandmother Eldoris (Krause) Jaunich; sister Amy (Tony) Poppler; brothers Kevin (Laura) Jaunich and Adam Jaunich; nephews and nieces Grayson, Cecilia, Louisa, Penelope, and August; mother of his children, Amy Farniok; and godparents John (Anita) Branson and Monie (Jim) Pierce.
Robbie will also be greatly missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members, and friends.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Inurnment was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Delano.
There was a gathering of family and friends Tuesday, June 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church; continuing Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass, all in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.