Alvin Joseph Rozeske, age 81, of rural Silver Lake, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020. He was born on March 11, 1939 in Silver Lake, the son of Joseph and Angela (Millerbernd) Rozeske.
Al graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1957.
On September 12, 1959, Alvin J. Rozeske and Betty J. Sustacek were joined in holy marriage 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 and received the honorary life memberships for the Archbishop Murray Assembly #538 as a 4th Degree Knight and Mother Cabrini Council #1841 as a 3rd Degree Knight.
Al was a dedicated farmer with his crops, donkeys, raising steers, and most recently loving his goats. He also worked 30+ years at Advance Machine in Plymouth, and bartended on Friday and Saturday nights at the Corner Bar in Winsted.
Al truly was a hard worker 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 in March in Florida for 20 years. He was a very dedicated husband and father, and cared about everyone.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Rozeske; 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.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 11, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a prayer service and Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:00 PM. Further visitation will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:30 AM 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.
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