Robin Alden Auch, a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, peacefully passed away at his son's home on May 30, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Born to Alex and Vera Auch on February 25, 1954, Robin grew up on the family farm southeast of Parshall, alongside his three older brothers and younger sister. His joyful spirit and remarkable talents left an indelible mark on all who knew him.
During his years at Parshall High School, Robin showcased his exceptional abilities, excelling in sports as a formidable player in football, basketball, and baseball. He was also an accomplished musician and singer, leaving audiences captivated with his performances in school plays and musical events. Robin always cherished the memories of his days at Parshall High.
While attending Minot State University and farming with his father, Robin's path intersected with the love of his life, Diana Hoffart. On June 9, 1978, they joined in matrimony in Jamestown, N.D., embarking on a lifelong journey together on the farm. Blessed with four children, their union was a testament to love, devotion, and family.
In 1985, Robin and Diana relocated to Minot, where he continued farming until 1997. He then embraced various professional roles until finding fulfillment as the warehouse manager of archived records at Trinity Hospital in 2004. After a dedicated career, Robin retired from this position in 2018, leaving a legacy of hard work and integrity.
Robin was an active member of Minot First Assembly of God Church, now known as Journey Church. He lent his voice to the choir, participating in cherished events such as The Singing Christmas Tree and numerous Easter Pageants. With his resonant baritone/bass tones, we can imagine him now joining the Heavenly Choir in a symphony of celestial harmonies.
Robin possessed a vibrant enthusiasm for life and cultivated various hobbies with unwavering passion. As an avid photographer, his artistic talent graced the second floor of the Minot Municipal Airport through commissioned murals featuring his captivating photographs. Additionally, Robin discovered a love for sailing, starting with a 14ft sailboat and eventually commanding a 26ft McGregor. Many memorable adventures were shared with family and friends during long, sun-soaked sails.
In recent years, Robin's culinary interests led him to master the art of preparing delectable smoked meats. His family and loved ones relished the mouthwatering fruits of his labor. However, his favorite place in the world was undoubtedly the family cabin at Deep Water Bay on Lake Sakakawea, where he created cherished memories. Whether it was teaching his sons to sail, pulling children on the tube, cooking meals, or strumming songs around the campfire, Robin's presence radiated joy and warmth.
Robin will forever hold a special place in the hearts of his family and friends. Although his absence leaves an immense void, we find solace in the knowledge that he now rests in the loving embrace of Jesus. He is survived by his devoted wife, Diana (Bismarck), and their four children: KayCee (Malenius) Klimpel (Minot), Justin (Andrea) Auch (Grand Forks), Chelsey (Jason) Fish (Sheridan, WY), and Jared (Shannon) Auch (Bismarck). Robin also leaves behind grandchildren: Ashtyn, Kenai, Beckett, Rowan (Grand Forks), Rachel, Thomas, Elizabeth, KatieJo, Anneliese (Sheridan, WY), Felix, and Calvin (Bismarck).
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service to honor the life of Robin will be held 9 a.m. Friday, June 2 at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck.
Following the funeral, burial will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Lucky Mound Cemetery.