Roman Malecha Waseca—ROMAN EMIL MALECHA, age 85 of Waseca died on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Colony Court in Waseca. Born on August 15, 1933 in Montgomery, Minnesota, he was the son of August and Agnes Malecha. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Waseca in 1951. He later served in the U.S. Army. Roman worked as a mechanic for Jim Fox Motors and the Waseca County Highway Dept. before owning and operating Waseca Excavating Co. until his retirement. He married Deanna Ruud on March 17, 1978 in Le Center. Roman enjoyed camping and playing cards. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the American Legion in Waseca. He is survived by three children; Dennis (Faye) Malecha of Waseca, Curtis (Linda) Malecha of Janesville, and Lisa (Chad) Mokoff of Waseca; step-children, Linda (Tom) Piper of Nerstrand, Diane (Don) Flom of Faribault, Cheri (Keith) Nielsen of Lincolnton, NC, and Don Bloomquist of Aitkin; 8 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren; six great grandchildren and 1 step-great grandchild. He is also survived by one brother, August (Marion) Malecha of Chicago; sisters, Lallie (Vern) Dahl of Waseca, Yvonne Gehring of Waseca, and Virgie Wobschall of Waseca; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dee; sister, Charlotte Pliess; step grandson, Jesse; and step great grandson, Mitchell. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca. Visitation will be held on Friday, one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waseca.

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