June 9, 1942 - October 29, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm for Bernard “Butch” Roske, age 73, who passed away Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm and one hour prior to the services Tuesday also at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Bernard Theodore Roske was born June 9, 1942 in St. Cloud to Theodore & Angela (Messer) Roske. He married Linda Janu on June 22, 1963 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Butch lived in the Sauk Rapids area most of his life. He worked as a factory worker, truck driver and farmer. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township and Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Council #12519. Butch enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to the casino, welding and tinkering in his garage, and helping his neighbors. He loved horses and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Butch was a loving, compassionate, caring, generous, hard working person.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Sauk Rapids; children, Steve (Teri) of Glendorado, Dennis of St. Cloud, Mike (Jolie) of Becker, Jason (Gina) of Clear Lake, and Shelly (Russell) Beehler of Oak Park; brother and sisters, Ronald (Jean) of St. Cloud, Donna (Donald) Leabch of Foley, and Judy (David) Weisz of Foley; and grandchildren, Josh, Sammy, Amber, Alayna, Derek, Tyler, Bailey, Gage, Lane, Levi and Lexis. Butch was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph; and brothers, Thomas and James.