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Clarence F. Vejrosta, 73

Clarence F. Vejrosta, age 73, of Dassel and formerly of Silver Lake, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at his residence.

He was born April 15, 1936, in Laporte, MN, the son of Fred and Frances Pliska Vejrosta.

Clarence graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1955, and then attended Dunwoody Institute.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth A. Urban Feb. 27, 1958, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with three sons: Terry, Jim, and Wayne.

Clarence worked at Lester’s Inc. and at Tonka Toys. He was also formerly employed at Goebel Fixture Company in Hutchinson for 29 years as a journeyman painter. He currently was working part time as a handyman at Ace Hardware in Hutchinson.

He was a faithful member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, and formerly belonged to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

Clarence also served on the Silver Lake Fire Department for 19 years.

He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and the out-of-doors.

Clarence is survived by his wife, Elizabeth A. Vejrosta of Dassel; sons Terry (Deedra) Vejrosta, Jim (Teresa) Vejrosta, and Wayne (Tina) Vejrosta, all of Silver Lake; grandchildren Elizabeth Ann and Ashley Nicole; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Theodore (Yvonne) Urban; two nephews, Brian and Todd Urban; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Frances Vejrosta; and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank B. and Mary H. Urban.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with Father Patrick L. Casey as the celebrant. The reader for the Mass was Teresa Vejrosta, and special music was provided by Frederick “Fritz” Lukes. Interment followed at Holy Family Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, June 22 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.

Honorary casket bearers were Roger Radoush, Donald Radoush, Harold Radoush, Danny Dostal, Alvin Navratil, Mike Hedtke, Wilfred Bebo, Richard Miller, and Dave Kramer. Casket bearers were Terry, Jim, and Wayne Vejrosta, John Pliska, Robert Cady, and Howard Schollerman.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family.