Robert Joseph St. Marie

robert joseph  st. marie

Bob’s service will be livestreamed below at 2 pm, Friday, April 21, 2023

Robert “Bob” Joseph St. Marie, 70, of Fargo, ND, passed away December 12th, 2022. Bob was born March 23, 1952, in Red Lake Falls, MN, son of Raymond Philip and Odina Mae (LaFaivre) St. Marie. He was raised in Red Lake Falls and attended Lafayette High School, graduating in 1970.

Bob was a kind person that had a passion to help anyone in need and made friends in every room he went into. He was the life of the party, enjoying time with family and friends, and always made sure everyone was having a good time.

Anyone that knew Bob knew that he loved sports, enjoying the Vikings Football, Twins Baseball, or Wild Hockey games. He would often be seen wearing something to represent one of those teams. Bob was an avid outdoors person, loving to hunt and fish, involved with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

In April 1984, Bob was married to Becky (Krafthefer-Larson) and became a stepfather to Nova and Chad, father to Alex and Nicole. He was a proud, supportive, fun, loving dad that loved to attend all family events with a cow bell. Bob and Becky later divorced.

Bob held a few jobs, mainly in carpentry. He worked for Williams Pipeline and then retired from Precision Concrete Cutters in 2018.

He spent his retirement years enjoying travels to Arizona, cooking, going to the casino, and being around family. He loved to watch granddaughters, Addy, and Brynley, play volleyball and his grandson, Everett, play trucks in the sand.

Bob is survived by his children, Alex St. Marie of Missoula, MT; Nicole (Brian Oknick) St. Marie of Moorhead, MN, and grandchildren: Addison, Brynley, and Everett. Stepchildren, Nova (Troy) Larson-Edinger Fargo, ND, and Chad Larson, Baltimore, MD. Stepmother Arlene St. Marie of Fertile, MN, brothers Tom (Mary) St. Marie of Rochester, MN, Mark St. Marie of Rock Springs WY; sister Linda Yaeger of Crookston, MN. Along with several nieces, nephews, many extended family members, and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Odina and Raymond St. Marie; brother, John St. Marie, brother-in-law, Wayne Yaeger; grandparents Joe St. Marie, Clem and Dulice Davis, Amelia LaFaivre and Louis Lefaivre.

As you celebrate Bob, we would like you to watch a Vikings Football (SKOL!), Twins Baseball, or Wild Hockey game in his honor, cheers to him. Feel free to share pictures with us.

Bob was a survivor of cancer and in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Roger Maris Cancer Center.


Visitation - Friday: April 21, 2023 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Celebration of Life - Friday: April 21, 2023 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Thank-you for all the wonderful memories! You will forever be on our hearts and missed dearly!
    Nova, Troy, Cole and Nyah

  2. Where do I begin. Bob n I were very close all the yrs we grew up together! When we lived on the farm he would followed me all over! In the woods n the barn! Lots of good times picking hazelnut n apples work in the garden! Or I should say eating everything in the garden! I m going to miss him soooo much! We use to talk recipes all the time! I love you Bob! My little brother!❤️❤️❤️

  3. Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father and the kids’ grandpa. Sending thoughts and prayers of healing for your your whole family
    The Roesch’s

  4. Bob was always a person who could get you to sit still and think. He always allowed me to do just that and with a smile! I’ll always remember that about him. Andes Mountain when he packed a bunch of us with our gear and boards into his red jeep!!! Lol made meat and cheese trays for all of us, Bob was a big meat and cheese guy. SKOL!!! Peace and Love- Bob

  5. To my loving children, Nicole & Alex {and other family members), My prayer for you. May God’s love & grace surround you during this difficult time. Take time for your tears and thoughts of your dad. May the Holy Spirit place His loving arms around you tightly & give you His love & peace. In time, may your tears turn to good, pleasant memories & laughter with all the good times you had with your dad. With love forever, your mother, Becky St. Marie.

  6. I just found out the sad news that you have already passed. I have been looking for you for about 10 years. I even went through Red Lake Falls not too long ago. May you rest in peace. I hope you know that I tried to reach out to you. Thanks to Brenda who figured out who I was. We had a nice chat on your behalf.

  7. Nicole and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are holding you up in love and prayer.
    The Thoresons,
    Ben, Maggie, Beck, Nora, and Evie

  8. It was with deep sadness to hear of the passing of the ‘St. Marie’ clan oldest cousin, Bob or Bobby Jo as I remember him being called when I was a kid. He was a bright light when he walked into the room, pulling pranks, wearing costumes and telling jokes! A proud dad and loving brother! Bob, you have left this world physically but you let an imprint that will last forever!
    So many great memories through the years! God wrap your arms around the family as they continue to grieve!

    Thanks for the memories Bob!

    Sorry that I could not be at the memorial in-person! Miss you all! Big Hugs!

    Your Cuz,
    Michele St. Marie-Boelkow
    Cudahy, WI

  9. Where do I start Buddy. A lifetime of memories from St. Joe’s through Lafayette and beyond. Your first fish, duck, deer. Lots of good times and always had each other’s back in the tough times. They would fill a book. Heavy Chevy, Florida, Milwaukee, South Dakota, Maple Lake. Our Souls will meet again.

    Steve Huot
    Stansbury Park, Utah

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