RICHARD KASNERRichard J. Kasner, 70, of Hibbing, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in his home.
Richard J. Kasner, 70, of Hibbing, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in his home.
Richard was born Oct. 30, 1942 in Minneapolis, the son of Lloyd and Dorothy Kasner. He married Lorali Swoboda Feb. 2, 1963, and made their home in Hibbing since 1967, where he was a partner in Ryan Kasner Ryan Financial Services, Inc.
He was an active member of the Blessed Sacrament Church. He served as coordinator of retreats to the Jesuit Retreat House at Demontreville which he took part in for 45 years. He was a past member and president of the Hibbing Rotary Club, had served on the ISD 701 school board for two terms, was a past board member of the University Medical Center and was the Titan of Taconite for the Winter Frolic. Richard was also a member of the MDRT and spent countless hours enjoying the game of golf at the Mesaba Country Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Gwen Cyr.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lorali; sons Michael (Karen) Kasner of Orono, Minn., and their children, Peter, John and Joseph, Mark (Deborah) Kasner of Medina, Minn., and their children, Maggie, Nick, Leah and Hannah, Dan (Sarah DeVries) Kasner of Minneapolis with children Andrew and Benjamin; his daughter, Gretchen (Mark) Bliese of Maple Grove, Minn., and their children, Noah and Livia; his brother, Thomas (Sue) Kasner of Apple Valley, Minn.; and his sister, Nancy Peterson of Chicago, Ill.
VISITATION: 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in Dougherty Funeral Home and 10 until the 11 a.m. service Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rev. Gabriel Waweru will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers: Tony Caucci, Tony Greaton, O.J. Bottoms, Jack Ryan, Chris Bialke and Kent Salo.
Memorials are preferred to North Star Hospice or the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation.
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