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Eugene Roshau

The funeral Mass for Eugene "Gene" A. Roshau, 96, Dickinson, is at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Dennis Schafer celebrating.

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The funeral Mass for Eugene "Gene" A. Roshau, 96, Dickinson, is at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Dennis Schafer celebrating.

Interment is in St. Joseph' Cemetery.

Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. on Sunday at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, with a rosary and vigil at 7 p.m.

Visitation continues from 8-9 a.m. at the chapel on Monday.

Gene passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at St. Benedict's Health Center, Dickinson.

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Eugene was born on Oct. 3, 1911, the son of Valentine and Mary (Armbrust) Roshau in Dunn County. He grew up and attended the Williams Country School in Dunn County. Gene worked on the home place until 1938.

Eugene was married to Pauline Reisenauer on June 13, 1938, in Dickinson. They continue to farm northwest of New Hradec until 1940, when they moved to Dickinson, where they made their home since.

Gene was a jack-of-all trades. He worked for the Burlington Rail Road, Lee's Truck Stop, M & H gas station, Bogners Appliance and the Husky Briquetting Co.

Gene retired on Jan. 1, 1974, from Husky's.

He has spent the last two years at St. Benedict's Health Center due to failing health.

Gene enjoyed crocheting afghans and building miniature horse drawn wagons. He loved growing flowers, especially his climbing rose bush.

Gene also enjoyed going to the casino and collecting coins.

In his earlier years, he went fishing and hunting with his family and friends.

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Gene was able to fix or repair anything and was always willing to help anybody with any problem.

He especially loved to spend time with his family and friends.

He was a past member of the Eagles and German Hungarian Club.

Gene was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Don) Sanders, Dickinson, and Bonnie (Clyde) Kerner, Dickinson; three sons, Donald (Dena) Roshau, San Jose, Calif., Wayne Roshau, Des Moines, Iowa, and Randy (Karen) Roshau, Dickinson; six grandchildren, Teri Roshau, Susan Roshau, Garrick Roshau, Denise Roshau, Brandy (Mike) Jurgens and Kandace (Cory) King; seven great-grandchildren, Regan, Kendra, Colton, Janessa, Karla, Alexa and Kyara; three step-grandchildren, Shawn (Ricci Jean) Banyai, Shannon (James) Bottom and Michelle (Aaron) Norberg; and six step-great-grandchildren, MyKayla, Kendell, Mckenna, William, Katie and Andrew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pauline; one son, Gary; four brothers; and five sisters.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com .

(Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson)

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