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Frank's Story
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Frank's Story

April 19, 1941 - October 6, 2022

Frank was born on the family farm in Canton Township, WI on April 19, 1941, to Frank J. and Agnes (Radle) Roessler.


Eventually, his family moved to Hudson where Frank graduated with the class of 1959.  Following high school, Frank joined the Army National Guard where he served for 4 years before being honorably discharged.  Frank then worked as a press mechanic for Ball Corporation in St. Paul.


On November 22, 1972, Frank was united in marriage to Nora (Zimmerman) DeLoy at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson.


Together they raised four wonderful children: Brian, Kelley, Tim, and Todd.  After retiring, Frank and Nora moved to their lake home in Spooner, WI where they enjoyed pontoon boating and spending time with family and friends. Frank taught his children and grandchildren how to swim in Lake Tozer.

Frank and Nora relished family gatherings and holidays with their children and siblings.  Above all, Frank loved being with Nora and spoiling her. Frank spent a lot of time putzing in his yard and tinkering in his garage where he built decorative garden wishing wells and plant hangers out of scrap pieces of wood.  Frank also had a passion for growing flowers. He was an avid outdoorsman and went hunting and fishing whenever he could. 


He cherished his annual deer hunting trips with his sons Brian and Tim and his brother John. Frank also enjoyed trips to Duluth with his grandson Joe where they would go hiking and look at the fall colors. Frank also liked to watch the Brewers and cheer on the Packers and Badgers. Frank truly cared about others and made friends wherever he went.

Frank passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at age 81 on October 6, 2022 at the Baldwin Care Center.

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Nora's Story

Nora's Story

May 20, 1934 - November 26, 2014

Nora was born on May 20, 1934, in Jarvie, Alberta Canada; the daughter of Otto and Lucy (Harris) Zimmerman. As a young girl, their family would move to the United States. She was united in marriage to Harry DeLoy, a union which was blessed with children Brian, Kelley, and Tim. He would precede her in death very early in their marriage.


She would later meet and be married to Frank Roessler by Fr. Anton at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. Together they would have one son Todd. As a family they lived in Hudson many years raising their family; until they moved to Spooner in 1996.


Although she enjoyed raising her children, she also worked outside the home. She worked 17 years for American Can in the Twin Cities; as well as Pearson Candy and a pickle factory.

Nora loved to go shopping for deals she couldn’t pass up or something she couldn’t live without. Purses and turquoise jewelry were amongst her favorite finds. She enjoyed watching her favorite soap operas and her frequent trips to the beauty salon. Her flower gardens were well-groomed and she made Christmas special for her family. Her family was the center of her life. Cooking meals and dinners gave her the greatest pleasures.


An ideal afternoon for Nora would include a quiet ride on Lake Tozer with the pontoon, sipping her favorite malted beverage, with the grandkids jumping off the back swimming.

Nora passed away as a result of complications of heart surgery at age 80 on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

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