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Roland ‘Bud’ Schwarzrock, Glencoe

Roland “Bud” Schwarzrock, 87, of Glencoe, died Friday, March 6, 2015, en route to Abbott Northwestern Hospital at 212 Medical Center in Chaska.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 12, 2015, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.”
Military honors were by Glencoe American Legion Post 95.
Honorary casket bearers were Jessie Stradtmann, Kelsey Koepp, Laura Bergmann and Sarah Mansager. Casket bearers were Jared Warren, Justin Larson, Justin Koepp, Alan Mansager, Gary Schwarzrock Jr. and Travis Stradtmann.
Interment was in the High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Roland “Bud” Schwarz-rock was born June 8, 1927, in Penn Township, rural Brownton. He was the son of Friedrich and Selma (Spaude)  Schwarzrock. He was baptized as an infant on July 3, 1927, by the Rev. George Diemer Sr. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township, rural Brownton, and was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 6, 1941, by the Rev. Hans Werner at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn. He received his education through the eighth grade at New Auburn School. He entered active military service in the U.S. Army on Nov. 19, 1945, and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal for post-war service in Germany. He received an honorable discharge on Oct. 27, 1946.
On March 27, 1949, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Ann Dittmer by the Rev. H.H. Schaller at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, rural Glencoe. The couple made their home in New Auburn and shared over 65 years of marriage together. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Beverly, Deb, Connie and Mark.
Mr. Schwarzrock farmed all his life. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, where he served as a deacon and a trustee. He currently was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Mr. Schwarzrock enjoyed working around the farm, hunting, fishing and playing cards. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ann Schwarzrock of Glencoe; children, Deb (Bruce) Bergmann and Connie (Mark) Larson, all of Glencoe; grandchildren, Laura Bergmann of Waconia, Sarah (Alan) Mansager of Waconia, Jessie (Travis) Stradtmann of Glencoe, Jared (Chrystal) Warren of Hutchinson, Justin Larson and Jacqi Peterson of Mankato, Kelsey (Justin) Koepp of Arlington and Guido Iannetti of California; great-grandchildren, Lexi Stradtmann, Kenzie Stradtmann, Paris Stradtmann, Macie Stradtmann, Alex Mansager, Jake Mansager, Tyson Warren, Jax Larson, Wyatt Koepp and Luca Fusco Iannetti; brother-in-law, Clifford Lipke; Al Maddox; nephews; nieces; other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Friedrich and Selma (Spaude) Schwarzrock; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Allie and Ella Dittmer; daughter, Beverly Maddox; son, Mark Schwarzrock; brother, Ray (Erma) Schwarzrock; and sisters, Lorraine (Martin) Schulz, Rosella (Alvin) Grochow and Marge Lipke.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.