Roger Karnowski, 72 year old resident of Little Falls died Wednesday, March 22 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 27 at 11:00 A.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls with Father Matthew Lanager officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, March 26 and from 10:00-11:00 A.M on Monday, March 27 at the funeral home.The burial will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Roger Michael Karnowski was born February 13, 1945 in Little Falls to the late Chris and Julia (Sobiech) Karnowski. The family made their home in Little Falls. Roger attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School. He graduated from Little Falls High School with the class of 1963. He enlisted in the United States Navy on July 30, 1963 and was honorably discharged on July 6, 1967. Roger received the National Defense Service Medal during his time in the Navy. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Seelen on July 5, 1969, the couple made their home in Little Falls. Roger worked for Crestliner Boats retiring after 38 years of service. Roger enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, gardening, playing dice, especially 654 and cards.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Little Falls; son, Randy (Kara) Karnowski of Brainerd; sisters, Judy (Rob) Holt, Joanie LeBlanc, Carol (Jim) Vogl all of Little Falls, Marge (John) Gessell of Swanville, Cathy (Gene) Schlumpberger of Golden Valley; brothers, Jerry Kard (Karen) Karnowski of Little Falls, Bob Bonzie (Bonnie) Karnowski of Freedhem, Gary Karnowski of Little Falls; many nieces and nephews; his wiener dog, Mickey and many grand-dogs.
He was preceded in death by his, parents, brothers, Donald and David Karnowski.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.