Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of DuWayne David Warzecka, age 68 of St. Joseph will be 11AM Monday, April 22nd 2013 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel. Father Mark Stang will officiate, and burial will take place at a later date in the parish cemetery. DuWayne died peacefully surrounded by his family in his home Thursday afternoon after a courageous battle with cancer. There will be a visitation for DuWayne from 4-8PM Sunday, April 21st at the St. Columbkille Catholic Church and again from 10AM until the time of the service Monday morning at the church. Parish prayers will take place at 5PM Sunday night at the church. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Holdingford.DuWayne was born December 23, 1944 to Bernard and Salomae (Kroll) Warzecka in St. Wendel. He married Karen Schmidt on June 13, 1964 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. He lived his entire life in the St. Wendel area where he helped raise his four sons and also worked for the Minnesota DOT for 39 years. He also dug graves by hand for 40 years in St. Wendel. After his retirement in 2007 DuWayne drove school bus for Holdingford Public Schools. DuWayne was known as an avid sportsman who loved to hunt, fish, and go camping. He also loved watching Karen’s beautiful gardens grow. Above all things though, DuWayne loved spending time with his family. He was a past member of the Mud Slinger Four Wheel Drive Club, a Lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, a past board member of Helping Hands, and also a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church where he participated in the church choir.DuWayne is survived by his wife Karen Warzecka, St. Joseph; his children Brian (Jodi) Warzecka, St. Joseph; Keith (Sandy) Warzecka, St. Joseph; Scott (Wendi) Warzecka, St. Cloud; Todd Warzecka, St. Joseph; his eight grandchildren; his siblings Dolores Huls, St. Joseph; Phil Stegura, St. Joseph; Lorrayne (Vic) Traut, Sauk Centre; JoAnn (Loren) Philippi, Avon; his brother-in-law Art Theisen, Waite Park; and his mother-in-law Clara Donnelly, Holdingford.He is preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Salomae Warzecka, his brother Herbert Warzecka, his sisters Corrine Borresch, and Janet Theisen, his sister-in-law Angie Warzecka, and his brothers-in-law Math Huls, Joe Stegura, and Bob Borresch.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation for DuWayne from 4-8PM Sunday, April 21st at the St. Columbkille Catholic Church and again from 10AM until the time of the service Monday morning at the church. Parish prayers will take place at 5PM Sunday night at the church
St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel
Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of DuWayne David Warzecka, age 68 of St. Joseph will be 11AM Monday, April 22nd 2013 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel. Father Mark Stang will officiate, and burial will take place at a later date in the parish cemetery.
St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel
Sure going to miss you, my kid brother. We can only be comforted by the memories when we celebrated together at Bear Skin Lodge, Blue Fin, campouts and our 400 Club dinners. DuWayne, may you be at peace. We love you.
Lorrayne & vic
I will sure miss you POPS you will always be in my thoughts. you have inspired me to be a better person & laugh when you can,you have taught me alot & i will never forget it. You were all any son could ask for in a dad & then-some. Thanks pops for everything & be sure to check in time to time to see how we’re doing. LOVE YOU POPS, peace be the journey till we meet again…
I’ll miss you Uncle DuWayne. You were my hero growing up — fun, funny, warm, and gracious. And very very cool! I picked you for my confirmation sponsor because I wanted to be cool like you. I’ve tried to live up to my namesake, you. Rest in peace….
The family of DuWayne is in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May DuWayne be at peace and you have many fond memories to reflect upon during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. I know DuWayne will be missed. He is gone but not forgotten.
Karen and family.
It is with great sadness I write these words. DuWayne was a good man and boss. He played a big role in helping me through my long years of college. Will never forget the softball games and most especially the Boar-a-rama trips (MnDOT mini-vacations) we took with your motorhome. Hopefully we never left it too messy. Those were fun times!
We are saddened to hear about you and your families loss, Karen. I so much appreciated working with Duwayne for the 8 years we were in St. Cloud. Duwayne will be remenbered for his knowledge, hard work ethic, ability to work so well with others, but most of all, his never ending positive attitude. Sorry we received the news too late to attend the services,but our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and Duwayne’s extended family. Dave and Sandy.
I was deeply sadden to hear DuWayne had lost his fight. He faced the challenge with vigor and optimism. I admired and respected his upbeat attitude. I wil really miss the Perkins linches and joyful exchange.