Obituary for Christopher Grabinger

Christopher Grabinger, age 57 of Dundas, passed away Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017, at his home. Christopher Dan Grabinger was born December 22, 1959, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Wallace and Margaret (Lehn) Grabinger. He was baptized at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael and lived with his family in Chisago County until age 8 when they moved to their family farm in Webster Township. He grew up with his brothers on the farm, was confirmed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lonsdale and attended Northfield Schools. In June 1978, Chris began working as a mason. In October 1988, Chris […]

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Christopher Grabinger, age 57 of Dundas, passed away Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017, at his home.

Christopher Dan Grabinger was born December 22, 1959, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Wallace and Margaret (Lehn) Grabinger. He was baptized at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael and lived with his family in Chisago County until age 8 when they moved to their family farm in Webster Township. He grew up with his brothers on the farm, was confirmed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lonsdale and attended Northfield Schools. In June 1978, Chris began working as a mason. In October 1988, Chris married Kay Canedy. They later divorced. In the 1990’s, to truly improve his skills, he spent over a year continuing his education at Hennepin Technical College. He was a member of Minnesota Bricklayers Union Local #1 – part of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Workers. Chris worked mostly in commercial masonry and retired in 2015. He was a member of the NRA, enjoyed firearms and was a marksman.

Survivors include his son Jesse (Jana) Odenthal of Byron; 2 grandchildren Max and Emma; 2 brothers and their wives Andy & Linda of Kenyon, Norman and Laura of Medford; 3 nephews James (Brianna), Shawn and Steve Grabinger; his close friends who cared for him until the end Sue Babcock, David Johnson and William Pumper; several uncles, aunts, cousins, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother in January 2017, his father in 2007 and his brother Mark in 2010.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30AM, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Church of the Annunciation in Hazelwood. Interment will be in Annunciation Church Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

10:30 AM - May 2, 2017


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Annunciation Catholic Church - Hazelwood
4996 Hazelwood Ave Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Annunciation Church Cemetery
4996 Hazelwood Ave Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

1 Comment

  1. Ken

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. “He will swallow death forever, and the Sovereign Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Revelation 21: 4 “He wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” My heartfelt condolences and prayers for family and friends.

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