Roger C. Ressie, age 73, of Lewiston, MN, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021, at Sauer Health Care in Winona, surrounded by his family.
He was born on November 21, 1947, in Winona, to Clarence and Doreen (Miller) Ressie, and graduated from the Lewiston High School in 1965. Following high school, Roger honorably served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Roger was united in marriage with Jolene Serum on September 18, 1971, in Modena, WI, and they were blessed to have recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church – Silo, and he will be remembered as a dedicated farmer who was an excellent role model for his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Roger is lovingly survived by his wife, Jolene: children: LaDonna (Stuart) Peterson, Deanna (Rocky) Sandcork, Marlena (John) Mitsch, and Jonathan (Heather) Ressie; grandchildren: Simeon Peterson; Josiah, Maria, Sofia, Bobby, Magdalena, Micah, Lydia, and Hazel Sandcork; Eli, Kayla, and Lincoln Mitsch; and Sunniva, Layla, and Orion Ressie; siblings: Charlotte Mueller, Donald (Heide) Ressie, and Mary (Ron) Patzer; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law: Ray Mueller; and a nephew, Christopher Patzer.
Visitation will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church – Silo, rural Lewiston, on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 4 PM until 7 PM, and again at the church on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM. The Reverend Bert Mueller will officiate. Roger will be laid to rest in the church cemetery, with military honors.
Pallbearers will be: Jonathan Ressie, John Mitsch, Stuart Peterson, and Rocky, Josiah, and Bobby Sandcork.
Memorials would be appreciated to Immanuel Lutheran Church – Silo, or to Hope Lutheran High School.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Roger’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.
Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home of Winona is assisting the family with arrangements.