WALTER E. ROESCHLEIN

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Walter Roeschlein, of Onamia, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his home.  He was 93 years.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Isle.

VISITATION will be held from 5:00-8:00  pm on Friday, October 26, 2018 and 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday all at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Isle.

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, after 4 1/2 months in hospice care, Walter E. Roeschlein, age 93, went peacefully to his heavenly home, surrounded by his loving family. A former resident of both Long Lake and Glencoe, MN, he currently lived in Onamia, MN.

Walter Everett Roeschlein was born on April 23rd, 1925, to Herbert & Margaret (Hoffman) Roeschlein, in rural Milaca, MN. He was the 8th child in a family of nine. He was baptized on February 8th, 1926, in the Milaca Swedish Lutheran Church. In 1941, he was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Mora, MN. He grew up working on the family farm, moving around the Milaca, Mora, and Isle area, finally settling in Haybrook Township. He and his siblings were among the original founders/members of the current Haybrook Hayseeds 4-H Club. He attended country schools through 8th grade, and was the first member of his family to attend high school, graduating from Isle in 1942. This was one of his most valued accomplishments. After high school, he was drafted into the U.S. Army infantry, serving in the Pacific theater, and while there transferred into the 11th Airborne/ Paratroopers at the end of WWII.
On June 2nd, 1947, he married the love of his life, Edna Carlson, and their marriage was blessed with five children.

During the course of his adult life, Walt worked at Sween Brothers Dairy in Wayzata for 7 years; was an amazing builder & finishing carpenter for 9 years; and ended his working years as an insurance salesman for AAL for 25 years, serving the churches in Glencoe, MN and the surrounding area.

Upon his retirement in 1987, he and Edna moved back home to the Isle/Wahkon area, building a new home on Mille Lacs Lake. They resided there together until Edna’s death in 2011. In 2014, fire destroyed the lake home and Walt moved to his final residence east of Onamia.

Walt was also an active member of every church he belonged to wherever he resided. Most recently, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, in Isle, the past 31 years, serving for a number of those years as a Sunday School teacher, treasurer of the church council, and singing in the choir.

As to his character, he was a kind, hard-working, humble, and friendly man; he was also a loving and devoted husband & father. He valued family and his faith above all else, and treated everyone he met with sincere respect and true compassion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking, helping others, and hugs!! He always managed to find the “bright spot” in every situation he encountered, plus, he was also noted to be a keen and “ruthless” cribbage player by all who were willing to play a game or two with him.

Walt will be sorely missed by all who knew him, but will be comforted by the abundance of loving memories he blessed us with during his long and productive life.

Walt was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Edna; his parents, and his in-laws Calvin & Edith Carlson; seven siblings and their spouses; son-in-law Arnold Hall; two nieces and three nephews.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl (Gary) Anderson of Wahkon, MN; Kathleen Roeschlein (devoted friend Mary Ann Timm) of Apple Valley, MN; Craige (Nancy) Roeschlein of Onamia, MN; Chris Hall of Beresford SD; and Jon (Sharon) Roeschlein of Wheaton MN; his younger brother Harold(Connie) Roeschlein of Wahkon, MN; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends.

8 guestbook entries for WALTER E. ROESCHLEIN

  1. Charleen & Loren Engelmann, Plato MN October 22, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    Walt had such a strong faith which he shared with his friends, his church family, his co-workers, his “customers” over the years, and most importantly, his family. Our Lord had blessed Walt greatly over his lifetime, with his loving wife and family. All of Walt’s life, He has been Walt’s Healer and Great Physician.

    Walt was a talented craftsman, not wasting but using the talents our Lord had blessed him with, to create items to share with his family and friends. Walt and Loren were kindred spirits of woodworking ~ both finding the beauty in each piece of wood which God created.

    Walt was a faithful Christian businessman in his work for AAL ~ the time in our life that we met him and came to know him. We still have the policies we purchased from Walt for us and our children at that time in the early 1980s, and have added policies for our grandchildren (now attending college)! Many of Walt’s “customers/clients” became lifelong friends who valued his honesty and integrity in his business dealings, and came to love him dearly as a friend. We feel blessed to have been in that assembly! Sharing in his friendship had been a real treasure in our life. He will be missed but lovingly remembered.

    To Walt’s family: May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of those who surround you give you strength and comfort and peace.

  2. Earl and Sheila Sanders October 22, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    Our deepest sympathy to Walter’s family. We only met him a few times but he was such a gracious and kind man. We mourn with our daughter in law, Dawn Sanders on his passing. He was so special to her.

  3. Sue and Les Engelmann October 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    To Walt’s family, we send loving thoughts to you all. Walt was such a wonderful and caring person, who inpacted our lives so much, and I know many other lives. When still in Glencoe, he stopped in frequently, not only for AAL business, but just for a cup of coffee and a little chat. My children even looked forward to his visits. We pray that “OUR LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER”holds you all in the palm of His hand, and gives you comfort and peace at this hard time. His battle is over his victory is won.

  4. Tim Marzen October 23, 2018 at 9:52 pm #

    Walt Roeschlein—–what a man! A very positive role model for all of us. He was exemplary in everything he did. Walt served his country and was an active Christian who ministered with his presence. He modeled his faith in everything he did. I always looked up to Walt in awe. Talented, intelligent, skilled, pleasant—-cannot mention all of the positive adjectives to describe him. My life has been enriched because of his kindness and the wonderful family he raised. Heaven became a better place with his presence.

  5. Roger & Linda Motschenbacher October 24, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

    Our deepest sympathy to Walter’s family and to Gary and Cheryl (Isle Class of ‘ 65) our prayers are with you
    my siblings and I had several of the Roeschlein brothers as our bus drivers – Frank, Cliff, Harold and of course Margie
    bless a great VETERAN

  6. Joan R Straw October 25, 2018 at 8:07 am #

    What a tribute. You have a beautiful family.

  7. john leek October 25, 2018 at 10:44 am #

    John and Sharon Leek

    Sorry to hear of your dad, wonderful man.Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

  8. Gloria Older October 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    Those we love don’t go away , They walk beside us every day, Unseen ,unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Author Unknown

    I have found much peace and comfort from this verse, I hope it wiil be of some comfort to your family. The long earthly journey is over , the joyous heavenly journey begins. God’s blessing , peace and love be with you and your family.

    With much love and Sympathy,
    Doug and Gloria Older

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