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Obituaries: Robert George Rasen


February 7, 2020

Robert George Rasen, 85, of New Hope, and formerly of Cloquet, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in his home.

Robert was born Oct. 20, 1934, in Cloquet to William and Eva (Chapado) Rasen.

Bob was a kind man with a ready smile for everyone he came in contact with. He loved listening to music, building Lego structures, drawing pictures, and especially loved the holidays (all of them!). Bob was retired from Pinewood, Inc. in Cloquet, where he had many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister Phyllis Rasen; brother Joseph Rasen; and nephew John Thelen.

Bob will be sadly missed by his sister Mary Carol (Jacob) Thelen of Virginia; brothers Lawrence Rasen of Virginia and Francis (Anne) of Phoenix; and his caregivers, Candi Broeffle and Michael Latimore, with whom he lived for more than over 20 years. Bob is also survived by his nephew Paul (Cheryl) Thelen of Eveleth; nieces, Ann Marie (Todd) Heinonen of Virginia and Laura (Milo Strom) Thelen of Eveleth; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family would like to thank the agencies and their employees who made his life vibrant and comfortable including Carlton County Public Health, Mercy Home Care, Essentia Hospice, and Fairview Hospice.

Inurnment will be in Old Calvary Cemetery, Cloquet in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute see

Pine Knot News, Feb. 7, 2020.


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