John Stanley Rogalski, 76, of Nekoosa, Wisconsin passed peacefully on October 6 at Cranberry Court Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids. He was born on February 2, 1943 to Stanley and Esther (Bjork) in Ashland, Wisconsin. He was baptized and confirmed at Holy Family Catholic Church. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1961 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John held various management positions in the glass industry over 22 years at PPG Industries in Decatur, IL and Marshall, MN, and also 3 years at Cardinal Glass in Tomah, WI. He returned to Madison and worked as a consultant for the State of Wisconsin where he eventually retired. John also served as a city councilman for 11 years in Marshall, MN.
He enjoyed spending time with family, the outdoors and the Northwoods, fishing, hunting, cooking and watching his beloved Badgers and Packers. During his younger years he enjoyed playing sports, including basketball, football, tennis, golf, and swimming.
John is survived by his devoted wife, Mary, of 51 years; his loving sons, Mike (Shari) in Eden Prairie, MN, and Joe (Elizabeth) in Indianapolis, IN; and grandsons Mark, Todd, Aidan, and Calum. He is further survived by his sister, Anne (Charlie Nyman); a niece; two nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service for will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 14 at Frost Home for Funerals in Ashland, WI at 610 Ellis Avenue, visitation an hour prior at the funeral home. A private interment will follow with family at a later date. Pastor Teena Racheli will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the charity of your choice.
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