ROMAN P. SLESRICK

Roman “Bud” P. Slesrick, 93, of Sheboygan Falls, crossed the bar on Aug. 9, 2015 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan with his loving wife by his side.

He was born in Sheboygan Falls on March 16, 1922, the son of the late Paul and Rose Koene Slesrick.

Bud attended local schools in Sheboygan Falls. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, serving his country from 1942 to 1946. Bud was a Plank owner of the U.S.S. Hingham PF30 and did submarine patrol duty in the north Atlantic during World War II.

Following his service in the military he was employed at Kohler Co. During the 11-year Kohler Co. strike, he was a crosscountry semi driver for P. L. Humphrey Co. of San Francisco. When Bud returned to the area, he drove truck for Empire Petroleum Co., following this he rejoined Kohler Co. in the 1960’s until retiring in 1984. On Nov. 27, 1976, he was united in marriage to Dolores V. Suppanchick at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Las Vegas by Rev. Daniel Keelan.

He was a life member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Sheboygan Falls, permanent benefactor of the Elks Foundation, a member of the Elks Lodge 299, charter member and past treasurer of the town of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department South, a member of the N.R.A., Bronze sponsor for Ducks Unlimited, charter member of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., charter member of the Renaissance Society of Mead Public Library, life member of Patrol Frigate Association, past Commander and life member of American Legion Post 149, a charter member of the Stephanie Weill Center, Sheboygan County Historical Society, Sheboygan Falls Old- Timers Club and the Great Lakes Fishermans Association.

Bud was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was a fan of Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, NASCAR and Indy Car racing. Bud and his wife Dolores traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. Back home they enjoyed cruising/fishing on Lake Michigan in the boat the “Oh No” with a well-stocked picnic basket. He also enjoyed his flowers and watching the birds.

Survivors include his wife Dolores V. Slesrick, of Sheboygan Falls; a nephew and godchild, John P. Miller, of Chadran, NB; nephew, Mark B. (Betty) Miller, of Windfield, B.C.; a niece, Jinalle (Bert) Hansmann, of Wisconsin Rapids; godchildren, Mary Koene (Jeff) Parent, of Sheboygan Falls, Thomas J. Huibregtse, of Lawton, OK, Daniel (Lori) Billmann, of Oostburg and Corey (Julie) Carpenter, of New Berlin, WI. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, LaVerne Miller and a younger brother, Herbert, who died October 1944 and went missing in action over Burma during World War II.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at 5 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 327 Giddings Ave., Sheboygan Falls with Rev. Robert J. Lotz officiating.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to Dr. Brauer, Dr. Coulis, Dr. Bettag and their staffs for the faithful and compassionate care that was given to Bud.

The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com

Roman was a kind and generous man and always a gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ray and Margie (Jaeger) Apodaca, of Sparks, NV were both killed in a plane crash June 25, 2015. Margie was formerly of Sheboygan.

Ralph C. Buelow, 83, of Chilton died Wednesday, Aug. 19. Wieting Family Funeral Home.


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