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Leonard F. Rozeske, 88

Leonard F. Rozeske, age 88, of Winsted, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born July 28, 1926, in Silver Lake Township, McLeod County, the son of Anton and Peggy (Pokornowski) Rozeske.

Leonard honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

He was joined in holy marriage with Irene Quast June 28, 1949, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with four sons; Gary, John Bob, and Jim.

Leonard and Irene farmed southwest of Winsted for many years. Leonard was also a feed salesman, drove a van for Howard Lake-Waverly special ed children, sold monuments, and worked for Lester’s for 20-plus years.

He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, fishing, and bowling.

Leonard was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 8253, Winsted American Legion Post 407, the VFW, and was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Care Center. Leonard and Irene also delivered Meals on Wheels, and were in charge of Legion bingo.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Irene Rozeske; sons John (Darla) Rozeske of Eagle Lake, and Jim (Lori) Rozeske of Waverly; daughter-in-law Pat Rozeske of Eau Claire, WI; six grandchildren: Robert Rozeske, Mary Beth Rumpfol, Thomas, Madeline, and Adam and Jackson Rozeske; two great-grandchildren: Amelia and Eleanor Rumpfol; a sister, Maryann Koniar; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and two sons, Gary and Bob.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

There was visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Casket bearers were John, Jim, Thomas, Madeline, Adam and Jackson Rozeske.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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