Roland J. Marsolek


Roland John Marsolek, 86, of Kenosha, passed away February 5, 2024.

Roland was born December 10, 1937, to the late John and Victoria (Karasch) Marsolek. He was raised on the family farm in Trempealeau County. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1957 to 1959. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he moved to Kenosha, where he met Olive Ceranski. They married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cassel, August 11, 1962.

Roland was employed at AMC/Chrysler for over 40 years. He was also a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church for many years. Roland loved music and often listened to country and western music. When he was younger, Roland also played accordion in a polka band. When he wasn’t enjoying music, he loved gardening, taking walks or bike rides, maintaining the most pristine lawn on the block, and, above all else, spending time with family. He especially loved attending the grandchildren’s sporting and school events.

Roland was loving, caring, disciplined, meticulous, and responsible. He loved nothing more than God, family and his country. Occasionally, when least expected, he could share some good humor.

He is survived by his wife, Olive (Ceranski) Marsolek; children: Lisa Martell, Patrick (Michele) Marsolek and Matthew (Rachel) Marsolek; grandchildren: Zachary Martell, Hannah (Andrew) Jazdzewski, Jacob Martell, Patrick (Morgan) Timler, Tim Timler, Miranda Timler, Nathan (April) Smith; great-grandchildren: Madisyn Timler, Olivia Timler, Jayce Hicks, Josie Hicks, Noah Smith and Natalie Smith; siblings: LeRoy Marsolek, Darlene (Roger) Regez, Janice (Chuck) Larson and Connie Breier. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to thank Hospice Alliance, doctors: Christopher Wills, William Bake, Anna Silenzi and Jeffrey Trimark, and their kind staff for all the attention and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Marks Parish, Hospice Alliance or your charity of choice in Rolands’s name would be appreciated.

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