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LEROY A. CZECZOK

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LEROY A. CZECZOK

Leroy A. Czeczok, 95, of Park Rapids, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Fargo, N.D.

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Leroy Aloys Czeczok was born Sept. 28, 1918 in Belgrade, the son of Joseph and Susan (Winter) Czeczok. The family moved to Badoura, where Leroy attended the local country school through the eighth grade.

He started working after he finished his schooling and then enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the depression years. He was stationed at Itasca Park north of Park Rapids. Following his time in the CCC he took a job in the lumber industry in California.

When World War II be-gan, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with the 3rd Infantry Division in North Africa and Italy. Roy made assault landings in Morocco and again at Anzio.

Following the war he returned home to Minnesota and on May 10, 1948 he was united in marriage to Louise Biessener at St. John's Catholic Church in Akeley.

The couple made their home in Park Rapids, where he was employed as an auto mechanic. He later went to work in Moorhead, at various Chevrolet dealerships, he retired in 1983.

Following his retire-ment he worked as a part-time mechanic for the Itasca-Mantrap REA.

He was a member of the Park Rapids DAV; a lifetime member of both the VFW Post 8508 of Akeley and the Otto Hendrickson American Legion Post 212 of Park Rapids; Civilian Conservation Corps Club 93; and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids. He was a charter member of both the John Paul II 4th Degree Knights of Colum-bus and Council 3278 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Czeczok of Park Rapids; three sons, Alan (Karen) Czeczok of Park Rapids, David Czeczok of Bemidji and Mark (Christine) Czeczok of Chanhassen; daughter, Marie (Al) Schuldt of Valley City, N.D.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine (Jim) Veilleux of St. Paul.

He is preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings; and daughter-in-law, Janet Czeczok.

Mass of Christian Buri-al: 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids. Celebrant will be Father Thomas Fredl.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday Nov. 7 with a 7 p.m. prayer service fol-lowed by recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel of Park Rapids, also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Interment: St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Park Rapids.

Friends may leave online condolences at ceasefuneralhome.com.

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