DuWayne D. Warzecka, 68
Dec. 23, 1944 – April 18, 2013
DuWayne David Warzecka died peacefully surrounded by his family in his home April 18, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. His funeral was held April 22 in St. Columbkille Catholic Church, St. Wendel. The Rev. Mark Stang officiated; burial will be at a later date in the parish cemetery.
Warzecka was born Dec. 23, 1944 to Bernard and Salomae (Kroll) Warzecka in St. Wendel. He married Karen Schmidt on June 13, 1964 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. He lived his entire life in the St. Wendel area where he helped raise his four sons and also worked for the Minnesota DOT for 39 years. He also dug graves by hand for 40 years in St. Wendel. After his retirement in 2007, Warzecka drove school bus for Holdingford Public Schools. Warzecka was known as an avid sportsman who loved to hunt, fish and go camping. He also loved watching Karen’s beautiful gardens grow. Above all things though, Warzecka loved spending time with his family. He was a past member of the Mud Slinger Four-Wheel-Drive Club, a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, a past board member of Helping Hands and also a member of St. Columbkille church where he participated in the church choir.
Survivors include his wife Karen Warzecka, St. Joseph; his children Brian (Jodi) Warzecka, Keith (Sandy) Warzecka and Todd, all of St. Joseph; and Scott (Wendi) Warzecka, St. Cloud; his eight grandchildren; his siblings Dolores Huls and Phil Stegura, both of St. Joseph; Lorrayne (Vic) Traut, Sauk Centre; JoAnn (Loren) Philippi, Avon; his brother-in-law Art Theisen, Waite Park; and his mother-in-law Clara Donnelly, Holdingford.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Herbert; his sisters Corrine Borresch and Janet Theisen; his sister-in-law Angie Warzecka; and his brothers-in-law Math Huls, Joe Stegura and Bob Borresch.
Arrangements were made by Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Holdingford.