NEKOOSA, Wis. -- John Stanley Rogalski, 76, of Nekoosa passed peacefully Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Cranberry Court Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. He was born Feb. 2, 1943, to Stanley and Esther (Bjork) in Ashland, Wis. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Agnes 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, Ill., and Marshall, Minn., and also three years at Cardinal Glass in Tomah. 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.
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.
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John is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Mary; his loving sons, Mike (Shari) in Eden Prairie, Minn., and grandsons, Mark and Todd; Joe (Elizabeth) in Indianapolis and grandsons, 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 John will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Frost Home for Funerals in Ashland, Wis., at 610 Ellis Ave., with 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 donor's choice.
To view this obituary online, sign the guest book, or express online condolences, visit us at www.bratleyfamilyfuneral home.com.