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Roger Dombrovski – Obituary

Name: Roger Dombrovski

Age: 86

Born: 07-09-1934

Died: 11-07-2020


Roger Dombrovski, age 86 of Waite Park and Fort Myers Beach, FL, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Private Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud.  Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate.  Burial will take place at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors.

Roger Thomas Dombrovski was born on July 9, 1934 in St. Cloud to Emanuel and Stella (Maslowski) Dombrovski.  He attended Cathedral High School.  He served honorably in the United States Marine Corp.  Roger married the love of his life, Mary Brandley on October 10, 1959 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Together they raised their four children as they moved from communities throughout Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska while Roger worked for Piggly Wiggly, Nash Finch, Hormel and owned a Schweigert Meat Distributorship. They eventually settled in Foley in 1975, where they owned and operated Dombrovski Meats, Inc.  The whole family was involved in the day to day business, led by Roger who instilled in them a powerful work ethic.  All of his children and a grandson still work there today.  Roger was a very proud Marine and Korean War Veteran.  He was a very active member of the Lions Clubs in Foley and Fort Myers Beach; and St. John’s Church in Foley for several years.  He was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church, St. Cloud and Church of the Ascension, Fort Myers Beach.  

Roger and Mary shared their love of Fort Myers Beach with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years.  They spent their winters there for over 30 years.  Roger had profound love for Mary, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  They were his greatest joys in life.  

Roger is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary; his children, Erin (Keith) Lommel of Luxemburg, Pat (Sheri) of Clear Lake, Julie (Kurt) Schimnich of Sauk Rapids, and Tom (Kim) of Garrison; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian McCann; and brother Hub.  
He was preceded in death by their infant daughter, Colleen; parents, Emmanuel and Stella; brothers, Marvin and Danny; and sister, Evelyn Jones.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

View Funeral livestream starting at 10:30 am Saturday on Mary’s Facebook page 

Guestbook for Roger Dombrovski

Lynn Miland
, Friend of the Family
November 14, 2020, 2:15 am
My heart goes out to the Dombrovski Family! I am so sorry for your loss.
Danna and George Bechtold
, Friends
November 13, 2020, 9:54 pm
George and I offer our sympathy to Mary and her family. We remember many wonderful golf outings and many card games. May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand.
Bill Roger Dombrovski
, Nephew/Godson
November 13, 2020, 4:53 pm
My sympathy to Aunt Mary and all her children in the death of my godfather, middle namesake and uncle. Uncle Roger had always provided me positive support. May you find comfort in great memories of a great man.
Joseph Maiers
, Friend
November 13, 2020, 2:43 pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you with the loss of your dad. Even though he had a good life, it is still really tough to lose a parent. Cherish the memories and all the good times!
Betty and Gene
, Niece
November 13, 2020, 1:30 am
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you remember and celebrate the life of this amazing husband, dad, father in law and grandpa, great grandpa. We have such fun memories of him and your family, including Uncle Roger's warm hospitality.
Bev Sandy
, friend
November 12, 2020, 3:27 pm
My sincere sympathies to all. I probably met you folks at Rhiney and Ruths at a Lions night 45 years ago. Such wonderful memories. So sorry for your sad hearts. Love and much peace to you.

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