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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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