Cover photo for John Drobinski's Obituary
John Drobinski Profile Photo
1959 John 2023

John Drobinski

December 12, 1959 — October 24, 2023

John Stephen Drobinski, a beloved husband, dad, grandpa and successful entrepreneur, passed away on October 24, 2023, at the age of 63 in his residence in Chisago City, Minnesota. Born on December 12, 1959, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, John's untimely departure has left a void in the hearts of all who knew him.

John was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Clarence and Rose Drobinski. John graduated from St. Agnes Catholic School in St. Paul before attending college where he studied machining. After college, John worked at Com Tal in Vadnais Heights for several years. John was a dedicated and committed individual, both in his personal and professional life. He established JD Precision Inc, 29 years ago, a testament to his hard work and unwavering dedication. Through his relentless pursuit of excellence, John earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues and customers alike.

John married Gwen (Steinhaus) Drobinski on August 25, 1990. He shared a deep and meaningful bond with his wife, Gwen Drobinski, who stood by his side throughout their incredible journey. Their unwavering support and love for each other were an inspiration to all who witnessed their relationship. John always had a passion for outdoor activities. He loved hunting, fishing and most of all golfing. Nine years ago, John and Gwen grew tired of the cold and started spending extended time in Winter Haven, Florida. This allowed John to continue to work on his golf game year round. 

John loved sweet treats of all kinds, almost as much as he loved his friends, family and neighbors. John's passion for life extended beyond his professional and personal commitments. He was known for his kind and compassionate nature, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need or to give you the shirt off his back. His warm smile and infectious laughter brightened the lives of everyone he encountered, leaving a lasting impact on their hearts.

He was preceded in death by both his parents; his older brothers, Jerome and Donny.

John is survived by his wife, Gwen; children, Steve (Jen) Steinhaus, April Beck, Chris Drobinski and Nick Drobinski; his sisters, Joan (Jerry) Ogren, Sue (Gary) Freseman, Barbara Benassi, Cynthia Brooks, Sharon (Tom) Bauer. John is also survived by six wonderful grandchildren, Sundiata, Wesley, Ashlyn, DaShaun, Amira, and Imani. John also loved his grand kitties and never spared a treat for Mia or Odin.

The loss of John Stephen Drobinski will be deeply felt by all whose lives he touched. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory continue to live on in the hearts of those who loved him.

A gathering of family and friends will held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, Minnesota. A Celebration of Life gathering will be planned for Spring 2024. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Drobinski, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, November 2, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1377

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree