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Leverne E. Roufs

Leverne E. Roufs, age 92, of Bemidji, and formerly of Winsted, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji.

He was born July 24, 1914 in Winsted, the son of Edward and Catherine Schlagel Roufs.

Leverne graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1932.

He was joined in holy marriage to Rosemary Campbell April 28, 1941 in San Diego, Calif. God blessed their marriage with five children. Leverne and Rosemary were married 64 years.

Leverne was employed as Winsted city assessor for many years. He and his brother, Donie, owned and operated the Winsted Food Market. He later retired his working career from Sterner Lighting.

A lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Leverne was also a member of St. Philip’s Parish in Bemidji. He belonged to Knights of Columbus Council 8253.

Leverne was also a founding member of The Winsted Sportsman’s Club.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary C. Roufs of Bemidji; children: Robert (Judi) Roufs of Minnetonka, Kenneth (Cheryl) Roufs of Red Wing, Jim (Pat) Roufs of Big Piney, Wyo., Mary Jo Roufs (Mark Haluptzok) of Bemidji, and Kathryn (William) Strycker of Walkerton, Ind.; three grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Leverne is further survived by sisters-in-law Afra Roufs of Winsted, Eileen Campbell of Watertown, Helen Campbell of Faribault, and Dolores Kruse of Richfield; brothers-in-law John Campbell of Watertown and Anthony Kruse of Richfield; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Darril and Donald Roufs.

Mass of Christian Burial was Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called Sunday, Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.

Casket bearers were Todd, Shawn, and Heather Roufs; Michael Westerberg, Jessica Jones, William Roufs, and Callie Valtakis.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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