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Roger L. Mallak, 73, of Silver Lake

Roger Leonard Mallak, 73, of Silver Lake, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Nov. 12,, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher were the concelebrants. Readers were Glenn Mallak and Jeff Mallak. Gift bearers were Matt and Blake Hahn. Special music was by Bobbi Ludewig.
Roger Mallak was born April 14, 1941, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the son of Dominic and Lucy E. (Mallak) Mallak.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy.
On Oct. 20, 1964, Roger L. Mallak and Joyce J. Urban  were joined in holy marriage in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with three children.
He owned and operated Roger Mallak Excavating for many years. He loved the work he did and took pride in it. He enjoyed visiting with people and friends he met on the way; he always had time to visit. He also loved working on projects at his shop. He formerly had a milk route and a sewer truck. He also currently did snow removal and opened graves.
Mr. Mallak enjoyed going to auctions. He loved his family, especially his grandson Blake.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce J. Mallak; daughters, Lynn Mallak (Scott Olsen) of Embarrass and Shelly (Matt) Hahn of Silver Lake; a grandson, Blake; sisters and a brother, Shirley Fiecke of Winsted, Glenn (Judy) Mallak and Sandy Heuer, all of Hutchinson; a brother-in-law, Bernie Zejdlik of Hutchinson; sisters-in-law, Bea (Don) Ranzau and Joan (Jim) Lawrence, all of Hutchinson; close family friend, Jim Zeik of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Rich Mallak; his parents; a sister, Audrey Zejdlik; brothers-in-law, Marvin Fiecke, Gary Heuer and Bob Urban; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Ruby Urban.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.