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Lewis “Louie” Joseph Roessler


Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Lewis “Louie”

Joseph Roessler

Lewis (Louie) Joseph Roessler, 94, of Rochester, Minn. died Saturday, March 30th at Golden Living Center East in Rochester, where he had resided for the past month. He was born March 12, 1919, in Rochester, son of Louis William and Anna Josephine (Solum) Roessler.

He attended Rochester Central High School, where he was captain of the gymnastics team, graduating in 1937. He and several classmates continued to meet for lunch for many years following their 50th reunion.

Louie served in the Minnesota National Guard from 1938 to 1942, when he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps as a pilot cadet. He served in the military until 1945.

On November 14th, 1942, he married Dolores Dornack of Rochester, in Santa Ana, California. The couple returned to Rochester in 1945, where they resided for the rest of their 70 years of marriage.

Louie was a member of Plumber’s Union Local #6 and worked as a plumber for 45 years in the Rochester area. He was employed by Sanitary Plumbing, Rochester Plumbing and Heating, and Himec. Many of his jobs were located at the Mayo Clinic.

He was a life-long member of Homestead United Methodist church, serving as usher and involved in many other church activities.

He enjoyed fishing, carpentry, and all types of music. He was a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews, and was dearly loved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Louie was preceded in death by seven siblings. He is survived by his wife, Dolores and a son, Steven (Janene) of Preston, MN; two grand-daughters, and four great grand-daughters.

Memorials are suggested to Homestead United Methodist Church or to a charity of choice.




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Philip J. Lehn

Thu, Mar 28th, 2013
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Arlene C. Serio

Wed, Mar 27th, 2013
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Arlene C. Serio, 77, of rural Preston, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her home. Arlene was born on June 13, 1935 in Cicero, Illinois, the daughter of Ed and LaVern (Zola) Kaminsky. She graduated from Morton High School in Cicero in 1953. Afte ..... 
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Arnold James “Arnie” Henke

Wed, Mar 27th, 2013
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Arnold James “Arnie” Henke, 67, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at his residence in Thermopolis, Wyoming after a period of declining health. Born July 8, 1945 in Preston, Minnesota, he was the son of James and Jean (Shaw) Henke. He attende ..... 
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Shirley Ruth Austin

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
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Shirley Ruth Austin Shirley Ruth Austin, Columbia, MO, died on March 7, 2013 at the age of 76. Shirley was born on March 23, 1936 to Louis T. and Cora B. Peterson in Preston, Minn. Shirley graduated from Preston High School, Preston, in 1954. ..... 
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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
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DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
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DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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Patricia Ann Anderson

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
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Patricia Ann Anderson, 75, of Preston, Minn. died Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford Minnesota. Pat was born on December 24, 1937 in Preston, the daughter of Amos S. and Helen (Tolrud) Anderson. She graduated from ..... 
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Donald O. Nichols

Tue, Feb 19th, 2013
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Donald O. Nichols, 76, of Preston, passed away after a courageous battle against leukemia Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Born in Winona, on Nov. 19, 1936, to Vernon Adry and Francis Geneva (Johnson) Nichols. In 1954, he gra ..... 
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