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July 28, 1926 – Thursday, October 23, 2014

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Monday, October 27, 2014
11:30 AM

Visitation Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Monday, October 27, 2014
9:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.

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

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

Leonard honorably served his Country in The United States Army serving during World War II.

On June 28, 1949, Leonard F. Rozeske and Irene Quast were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with four sons Gary, John Bob and Jim.

Leonard and Irene farmed S.W. of Winsted for many years. He also was a feed salesman, drove a van for Howard Lake-Waverly Special Ed children, sold monuments and also worked for Lester’s for twenty 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 V.F.W. 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.

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

Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and by two sons: Gary and Bob.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Leonard F. Rozeske was held on Monday, October 27th at 11:30 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher was the Celebrant.

Interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation was held on Monday, October 27th from 9:00 A.M. until 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

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Diane and Paul Smith

    Dear Irene and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Leonard was an amazing man and brother-in-law, such a great sense of humor . . . always had a story.

    Paul and Diane

  2. Clarence Quast

    Irene, I’m sorry for your loss. Popeye was my mentor while running the farm. He helped me through many difficult times while in my teens. He will be missed.

  3. Barb Rozeske Fiecke

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Irene. I always enjoyed talking with you folks. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Jim and Evelyn Fowler

    Popeye will be missed in the neighborhood. It always brought a smile to my face listening to him singing along to old tunes while sitting outside on the patio. We enjoyed his stories – even if we had heard them once before.

  5. Bobbi Wendolek

    I am so sorry to hear of Leonard’s passing. He was a very sweet guy who had a way of putting a smile on your face. I have alot of good memeories of him. Thoughts and prayers to you all.


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