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Alvin J. Rozeske, 81

Alvin Joseph Rozeske, age 81, of rural Silver Lake, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.

Visitation will take place Friday, Sept. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a prayer service and Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m. Further visitation will take place Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with Father Matthew Wiering as celebrant. Alice Nowak will be the organist and Al’s godson, Craig Stibal, will be the reader. Gift bearers will be Al’s sisters: JoAnn Ardolf and RoseMary Stibal. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Urn bearers are Al’s children: Bruce Rozeske and Barb Fiecke. Honorary urn bearers are Al’s grandchildren.

Serving the family is Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, 320-327-2417, www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

Al was born March 11, 1939, in Silver Lake, the son of Joseph and Angela (Millerbernd) Rozeske.

Al graduated from Siler Lake High School in 1957.

Alvin J. Rozeske and Betty J. Sustacek were joined in holy marriage Sept. 12, 1959, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Al was a lifelong, devoted member of St. Adalbert Catholic Church and Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. He was also proud of being a 4th Degree Knight with the Silver Lake Knights of Columbus.

Al was a dedicated farmer to his crops, donkeys, raising steers, and most recently loving his goats. He also worked 30-plus years at Advance Machine in Plymouth, and bartended Friday and Saturday nights at the Corner Bar in Winsted.

Al truly was a hardworker who loved to joke around with a “sly” smile on his face, and whom was somewhat opinionated. Al also loved dancing with his wife, Betty, and the two enjoyed spending a couple weeks each March in Florida for 20 years. He was a very dedicated husband and father, and cared about everyone.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents; parents-in-law; brother-in-law, Larry Ardolf; and nephew, Randy Ardolf.

Al is survived by his son, Bruce (Lora) Rozeske of Lilydale; daughter, Barb Fiecke (Don Carrigan) of Silver Lake; grandchildren, Emily (Mike) Peterson and Christina Rozeske, Katelyn Fiecke and Josh Fiecke; sisters, JoAnn Ardolf and RoseMary (Harry) Stibal; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

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