Richard “Dick” A. Roznos

Richard Dick A Roznos

Richard A. Roznos. 88, passed away at the VA Hospital, Madison WI on October 7, 2021.

A resident of Greenfield Township, where he had lived and retired after forty years of faming in the Town of Merrimac. He was born June 19, 1933, the son of Emil and Harriet (Wittbrod). He married Sheila (Hayes) Roznos April 21,1956 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Baraboo WI.

“Dick” had many interests: his hunt for and extensive collection of Indian artifacts; with old friend Walt Meisel, his love for Belgian horses of which he bred and trained; reading the National Geographic; detective stories; fishing and hunting locally and trips to western states and Canada.

He served 7 years in the 322nd CML Co. U.S. Army Reserve gaining rank to SP5. His work and career in construction brought him to proud membership in the Wisconsin Carpenters Union #314. He was a life long and the last founding member of the Badger and Steam Engine Club, annually operating the clover huller at the show.

Following a portion of the family farm being sold to the Alliant Co, which has now been developed into the Merrimac Preserve; Richard consulted and served as a guide for the preserve. The remaining acres of the family farm became part of Devil’s Lake State Park, with a designation of an area named Roznos Meadow.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Hayes Roznos; Sister, Marian (Tudy) Wittman, Sussex WI; daughter, Leisa (Todd) Miller, Poynette WI, sons Brett (Debbie) Roznos, Merrimac, WI; Bernarde and special friend Racquel Holton, Baraboo, WI; Grandchildren, Benjamin Reiners, Katie Reiners (Jacob Mortenson), Danielle and Cody Roznos, Jessica (Ted) Vahovick, Nicole (Will) Wright, Ashley (Joel) Woppert and eleven Great Grandchildren.

As wished, a private family service will be held on Sunday October 24 at 10:00 am followed by a Celebration of Life for friends and family to be held at the Merrimac Conservation Club, Merrimac WI from Noon to 4pm.

Memorials may be made to the Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club.

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