Monte J. Husnik, 58, of St. Anthony Park, died peacefully surrounded by family, on March 28, 2018, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Monte was an exceptionally gentle, kind and trustworthy person. He lived a simple and quiet life, and treated everyone with dignity and respect. He was happiest at home, but he also enjoyed trips up north to the family cabin and to Grand Marais.

Monte invented RollerFeeder, an ingenious and effective squirrel-proof birdfeeder, and he was happy to hear about how it helped people and brought a little humor and joy into their lives.

His greatest joy, though, was in his children, Peter and Cara.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank, and brother, Mark. He is survived by his wife, Kristine Krafts; children, Peter and Cara; mother, Shirley; siblings, Matt, Mike (Sandra), Maureen (Danny) Montpetit, Mary Husnik-Colvin, Martin (Denise) and Marla Husnik (Steve Self); and beloved dog, Charly.

His funeral service was held April 3 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home–Lino Lakes, with interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery there.

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