March 24, 1926 – July 15, 2016
Robert J. Raskob of Plymouth, MN passed away July 15, 2016 at age 90. He was the co-founder of Medina Entertainment Center in 1956; lifelong member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church; active with the chamber of commerce and Plymouth Lions, and past president of the Minnesota Ballroom Operators Assoociation.
Raskob booked Garth Brooks’ first Minnesota show July 28, 1990 at the Medina Entertainment Center. Other notable artists Bob Raskob brought to the center include Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban, Pat Benatar, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, and Dierks Bentley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geri; daughter, Kathy; sister, Leona Koelfgen; brothers, Cliff, Les, Joe, and Don Raskob.
He is survived by his daughter, Robyn (Tom) Walters; sons, Mark (Monica), Paul (Sherri), Brian (Christine) Raskob; grandchildren, Missy (Troy) Miller, Nikki (Damien) Hendricks, Riley, Ryan and Jackson Raskob; great-grandchildren, Canyon Miller, Hazel and Zayda Hendricks; sisters, Mary Ann Deziel, Arlene (Roger) Morrisette; sister-in-law, LaVergne and Marcy Raskob; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in Medina. Interment took place at Holy Name Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or North Memorial Hospice.