Dennis J. “Dan” “Mosh” Marsolek


Dennis J. “Dan” “Mosh” Marsolek, 75, of Independence, was called to be by the Lord’s side, May 9, 2023.

Dennis was born in rural Elk Creek, December 4, 1947, to Roman and Angeline Marsolek. Soon after high school graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam, where he was injured in the line of duty, receiving a purple heart for his service. Dennis married Virginia Kreibich, September 8, 1973, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Together they remained in Independence. Dennis worked much of his life at Wisconsin Dairies Creamery in Waumandee. After retirement, he and Virginia enjoyed going to antique shops to look for vintage beer glasses and beer mirrors, and he became Virginia’s caregiver until her passing in 2019. She is likely asking him what took him so long to join her! Dennis was a simple man who did not have many needs or wants. He was happy sitting in his recliner with a cold Coors Light, scratching lottery tickets waiting for the big winner, always “just one number off”. He will be remembered for his witty one-liners at just the right time. Dennis passed into the next life on his own terms, writing his own last chapter and now being able to live eternally with the love of his life.

Survivors include: daughter, Marcy (Casey) Engebretson of Black River Falls; and granddaughter, Mayla Jean Engebretson of Black River Falls; brother-in-law, Jerry (Karla) Kreibich of Eleva; sister-in-law, Sharon (Ken) Lessman of Independence; and many nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Angeline Marsolek; brothers: Raymond and William Marsolek; sister, Jane Roskos; and infant brother, Thomas Marsolek. 

Family and friends were invited for visitation, Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Edison Funeral Home, Independence, where there was a 1:00 p.m. public prayer service. Burial followed with committal rites officiated by Father George Thayilkuzhithottu and military rites conducted by Sura-Wiersgalla American Legion Post #186 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

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