Robert Steven Jirak, 57

Robert Steven Jirak, 57, of Elko, MN passed away due to complications of Covid Pneumonia on November 25, 2021 at Saint Francis Hospital. He was born May 12, 1964, in New Prague, MN to Edwin and Rosemary (Srnec) Jirak.

Rob graduated from Northfield High School, Class of 1982. Following graduation, he went on to vocational school for Tool and Die and he worked in that field until 2006. In 2006 he changed his career to financial planning and he worked with Primerica Financial services up until the end.

In March of 1987 Rob went on a blind date not realizing that he would fall for the love of his life, ReNae Fredrickson. They were engaged in September and married on February 13, 1988. In 1990 they welcomed their first child Travis Jirak and their daughter Ashley (Jirak) Tuma came in 1991. They built their forever home in Elko, MN in 1996 where they have made many memories over the years.  

Rob was known for many things; his famous pickles and salsa, his infectious laugh, his elaborate stories, and his endless love for his 4 grandsons. In Rob’s spare time you could find him fishing, deer hunting, riding his motorcycle, morel mushroom hunting, spending time with his family and friends, or down on French Lake out on his pontoon.

Rob is proceeded in death by his father Edwin Jirak; his grandparents George and Lillian Jirak, and John and Mary Srnec; and his niece Stacy Jirak. Rob is survived by his wife ReNae (Fredrickson) Jirak; son Travis Jirak and fiancé Brooke Bohlmann; daughter Ashley (Andrew) Tuma; four grandsons Lucas Tuma (6), Taylor Jirak (5), Carter Tuma (4), and Everett Tuma (2); his mother Rosemary (Srnec) Jirak; twin brother Rick (Lynda) Jirak; brothers Kevin (Laure) Jirak, John (Tammy) Jirak; sister Kathy (Steve) Kalina; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at White Funeral Home in Lonsdale, MN on Saturday, December 4 from 8:30 am-10:30 am with a service to follow at 11 am at Holy Trinity Church in Veseli. A Luncheon will be provided following the service at the Lonsdale Legion. Online condolences at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

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