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August 24, 1933 – Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, M
Saturday, September 4, 2010
10:00 A.M

Visitation Information

Franklin George Roufs, age 77, of Winsted, MN passed away peacefully, in his home of cancer, on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, surrounded by family members.

Franklin was born on August 24th, 1933 in Winsted, MN, the son of George and Agnes (Fasching) Roufs.

Frank was united in marriage to Helen Claire Raeker on June 30th, 1956. They were married for 16 years and they were blessed with 7 children: Paul, Mary, Jane, Ann, Joan, Judi and Peter. In 1972, his wife Helen died of cancer at the age of 39.

On March 13th, 1976, Franklin was united in marriage to Theresa Marie Miller. Their marriage was blessed with 6 children: Jonathon, Molly, Claire, Anthony, Andrew and Jeanine.

Frank was a faithful, lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He served in the US Army in Korea, volunteered for 22 years as a fireman for the Winsted Fire Dept., and was a member of the American Legion in Winsted.

Frank is also fondly remembered for his work as the local milk man and worked 23 years at the ATHC in Winsted. He spent the last 8 years of his life working in his home, alongside his wife, caring for elderly in adult foster care.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents, George & Agnes; step-mother, Ida Roufs; wife, Helen; brother, Cletus; sisters, Mae Stifter and Marietta Littfin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norbert Stifter, Mark Littfin, Melvin Miller,
Sharon & Jim Seidl; Bill Raeker, Harvey Raeker, Roz & Barney Frederick,Jerry Raeker, Nell & Norbert Sauer, Vince O’Rourke and Tom Hance.
Son-in-law Mike Parrow.

Frank is survived by his wife of 34 years, Theresa; children Paul (Ruth); Mary;
Jane (Kevin) Shaikoski; Ann; Joan (Robert) Mochinski; Judi (Darrell) Campbell;
Peter (Shelley); Jonathon (Angela); Molly (Craig) Millerbernd; Claire (Mother Mary Clare); Anthony (Jill); Andrew (Amanda); and Jeanine.

Grandchildren: Katie (Dustin) Oster, Krista & Kyle Shaikoski;
Dana (Shawn) Czmowski, Cara (Tim) Willems & Zachary Mochinski;
Juanita (Josh) Stone, Michael & Joshua Parrow, Tim Sloane; Ellen, Annie, Isaac & Adam Roufs; Anastacia, Abigail, Emily, Isabelle & Benjamin Roufs; Carter, Hallie & Seth Millerbernd; Tyler, Madison & Alexa Roufs; Coyle, Gideon & Elizabeth Roufs.

Great-grandchildren: Nolan & Jenna Czmowski; Bryan & Mariah Stone.

Frank is further survived by sisters Iona (Martin) Francis & Sister Elizabeth Roufs, OSB. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Doloris Roufs; Janet & Joe Egan; Barbara Miller; Roger Raeker; Toni O’Rourke; John & Lucille Raeker; Mary Hance; Genita Raeker; and Charlotte Raeker.

Visitation is on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 from 4-7:30pm and will continue Saturday from 8 am to 9:30 am at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, September 4th at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN.

Pallbearers are: Paul, Mary, Peter, Jonathon, Anthony and Andrew Roufs.

The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN is proud to have served the family.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Kay Woodland

    To the family of Frank,
    I am so sorry to hear of Frank’s death. I was a classmate of his way back when.
    Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Michael J. Thoennes

    Terri and family, I share your grief this day, knowing that it is the Lord which gives us the hope and promise of eternal life. Over these next few days, may the Lord carry you through your grief and, when the time comes, may you rejoice with Frank in the heavenly choir.


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