ROGER ALAN LINSKIRoger Alan Linski, 60, of Centuria, Wis. passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, Wis., with his loving family at his side.
Roger Alan Linski, 60, of Centuria, Wis., passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, Wis., with his loving family at his side.
Roger Alan Linski was born June 6th 1952 in Duluth, which always remained "home" in his heart. He was warmly welcomed by parents, Joseph and Dorothy and "big" sister Sharla to whom he has always been especially beloved.
While growing up in Duluth, he became the loving and protective brother to Dewey, Ron, Joan and Jeff. Later on also came Michelle and Nathan. His sister Sharla Gardner, brother Duane, and sister Joan all live in Duluth.
Roger graduated from Duluth Denfeld High School in 1970. He worked hard as a youth, delivering newspapers which he enjoyed reading all his life, and working at Bridgeman's Restaurant in West Duluth. His father instilled in him a love of sports and he enjoyed playing baseball, football and hockey. He was playing hockey with friends and family even last winter. He entertained family and friends with humorous trout fishing stories from growing up and especially enjoyed his lifelong fishing trips with his brother Dewey.
Roger reached a turning point in his life when he studied the Bible and was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1971. He moved to rural Luck, Wis., to help out the local congregation with lifelong friend Mark Helstrom. To comfort others with the real hope of everlasting life on a peaceful paradise earth was very dear to his heart and he helped many others to share his love for Jehovah, the God of all comfort. His spiritual family has spread far and wide and he remained close to all in his home congregation in Milltown, Wis.
Roger married Rebecca Shobak on Feb. 15, 1975 and after a vacation to Thunder Bay, they continued to live in Wisconsin and share their mutual goal of helping others to experience the joy, blessings, and hope the Bible offers us. Beccy was drawn to him by his warmth and he is her best friend. Roger was a wonderful, fun, and loving father to his sons Jamin and Aaron to whom he is also beloved. He imparted his values and interests to them so they could grow up to have the large-heartedness they both continue to reflect. He loved being grandpa to Markus, Grace and Brook. They added so much joy to his life!
Roger most recently worked at Tenere in Dresser, Wis., and cared deeply for so many there. Roger had a warmth that drew so many to him as friends and he had a special gift to connect with someone upon meeting them, as if he had known them all his life. He truly enriched the lives of family, friends and co-workers.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at the Luck School in Luck, Wis. Roger's family will be greeting visitors at the school from 2 p.m. until the time of service.
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