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Darcy Kay Robich

10/01/1953 - 01/27/2019

Darcy K. (Johnson) Robich, 65, passed away after a 9 year courageous battle with spinal cancer on Sunday, January 27, 2019. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Kari Olson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the local animal shelter. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Darcy Kay Robich was born October 1, 1953 in Hibbing, MN to Kenneth and Donna (Boyum) Johnson. She attended Hibbing High School and graduated from Black River Falls High School. She attended cosmetology school and received her AA from Hibbing Community College later in life. On December 27, 1999, she was united in marriage to Victor L. Robich in Duluth, MN. She worked as a cook at the Root Beer Stand and a clerk at Burnstads Grocery, both in Black River Falls. She also worked for Interstate Detroit Diesel in Virginia during a layoff from Inland Steel Mining (Arcelor Mittal). She retired from Arcelor Mittal in 2011 as a warehouse clerk.

Darcy was a member of the Elk’s Club and USW Local 6115.

She enjoyed gardening/flowers, baking, feeding her “pet” deer and birds, camping and fishing at Shagawa Lake in Ely, her grandchildren and her beloved dogs.

Darcy touched everyone she met with her loving and vibrant personality. Her generosity and spiritual nature influenced the lives of many.

The family would like to thank all those who provided care to Darcy in her last months. Your care, love, and compassion will forever be appreciated.

She is survived by her daughter, Nicole Dambach (Jay Klimek) of Virginia; step-children, Amanda (Mike) Pluskwik of Eveleth, Sara Robich of Washington D.C., and Karl Robich of Breckinridge, CO; parents, Kenneth and Donna Johnson of Virginia; brother, Steve (Judy) Johnson of Eveleth; grandchildren, Gabe Dambach, Laif Pluskwik, Finn Pluskwik, and Alina Pluskwik; niece and goddaughter, Melissa Johnson; aunt, Delores Sikich; special cousin, Gerri Podrug; special friend, Pat Skalko; and childhood friend, Peter (Barb) Schmidt. Several other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor L. Robich; grandparents, Joe Boyum, Sarah Boyum Franson, Gunnar Franson, Oscar Johnson, and Mae Johnson

12 thoughts on “Darcy Kay Robich”

  1. Donna & Denny Moe says:

    Nicole, Steve, and family,

    We are out of the state right now so we are so sorry we cannot make the service. I really enjoyed working with Darcy. She was so nice and fun. She will be missed very much. I know she has had a long struggle with this cancer, and losing Vic so suddenly. She carried on so valiantly. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  2. Leon Baasi says:

    Nicole, and family. I was sad to here about your mom’s passing. I just heard that she had cancer 2 weeks ago. She was a wonderful person, and she always had a smile on her face. I know she will be missed by so many people. I know God will be with her, and taking care of her. Prayers go out to you and the family.

  3. Joe and Lorraine Mohar says:

    Sorry to hear about Darcy. You have all been through so much. God bless you.

  4. Joe and Lorraine Mohar says:

    We are in Texas and are so sorry to hear about Darcy. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  5. Michael Olds says:

    Sorry to hear the news. Darcy was beautiful lady inside and out . Very much injoy working with here at inland steel. Will never forget the kindness she express to me and otherwise that she worked with. She was very special.

  6. John and Sue Malevich says:

    Darcy, we will miss you always. We will miss your laugh, your smile, your upbeat attitude, and the joy you brought to everyone. You were so easy to work with and I know you made the warehouse a better place. You could always be counted on to do the job right, the first time. God Bless you and our prayers are with your family.

  7. John and Sue Malevich says:

    Darcy, we are sure going to miss you. We miss your smile, your laugh, your upbeat attitude no matter how you felt, and your ability to make everyone feel at ease. You made the warehouse fun and easy to work with. When you did the job, it was done right, the first time. Our prayers to your family.

  8. Janis Wendell says:

    Nicole&Family members: Darcy was a great person and supreme fellow miner. We talked much across the warehouse door at Inland, she lived in Black River Falls, I was raised there, so we had so much to share about there, the mining in our veins, and about life also.. Never did i c her without a smile. She will b glued in our memories until the good Lord returns, and beyond. Thank you much for sharing your great MOM…God Bless. Frank & Jan.

  9. Janis Wendell says:

    Nicole and family: Darcy was a great person and blast to work with, her sun was always shining, even at nite when we delved, a plenty, into life across the warehouse door. Thanx for sharing your super MOM and family member. Frank W.

  10. Theresa Crandall says:

    Rest well, Darcy. I will miss you.

  11. Molly Jones says:

    I’m so sorry to see this, just today. Darcy was my favorite massage client, for several years. She taught me so much, during that time. What a gem. My condolences, to family & friends, she spoke so fondly of.

  12. Jane Woods says:

    Darcy, I’m so glad we reconnected with the help of our friend Marlee. I can’t believe you’re gone. I’ll miss you so much.
    Jane Woods

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02/02/2019 at 11:00 am
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 4th Street South, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 am