Roger Henry Kawlewski was born July 27, 1937 in Dent, MN the son of Paul and Dorothy (Abel) Kawlewski. Roger graduated Perham High School in 1955. He drove truck for Clem Foltz for many years and he also worked at Tuffy’s as a boiler operator, retiring in 2000. On June 7, 1965, Roger was united in marriage to Elaine Harthun at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Perham, MN. Roger played guitar and was a very artistic drawer. He enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors, attending local auctions and spending time with his family and friends.
Roger, age 79 a resident of Perham, died Monday, June 19, 2017 in Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND.
Surviving Roger is his wife Elaine of Perham; his daughters Pam (Mark) Heard of Detroit Lakes, MN, Connie (Carl) Hoffman of Vergas, MN, Wendy (Duane) Hendrickx of New York Mills, MN and Trudy Kawlewski (Shawn Honer) of Dent, MN; his sons Scott (Laurie) Emery of Erhardt, MN and Rick (Nora) Heinecke of Perham; his grandchildren Garrett and Dustin Heard, Matthew and Jonathan Hoffmann, Nicholas and Alexandra Hendrickx, Colin Kawlewski-Arvig, Chantel and Dillon Emery, Dan, Mike and Joe Heinecke and Lisa Zimmerman; his great-grandchildren Peyton and Weston Heard, Kyleen and Lucas Heinecke and Hollie Zimmerman; and his brother Dennis (Carol) Kawlewski of Crookston, MN.
Preceding Roger in death were his parents Paul and Dorothy and his son Terry Kawlewski.
Roger will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service in Perham. Visitation will resume on Monday, June 26 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Perham. Pastor Dan Abrahams will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com