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William “Billy” M. Rozinka

04/17/1960 - 05/06/2020

William M. Rozinka, 60, of Virginia passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his residence on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Billy grew up in Eveleth, MN. He then moved to Virginia, MN and completed Roosevelt High School. He went on to attend Eveleth Vo-Tech, 2 years for auto mechanics. After completing Vo-Tech, he went to work for Minnesota Twist Drill in Chisholm and remained there for more than a decade making some of the world’s finest drill bits and supplying America. After Twist Drill, he remained at his current employer, Brownie Furniture where he stocked high end furniture and delivered to many Iron Range residents.

Billy was a very unique, yet private type of a person. You would rarely see him without a cup of coffee in his hand. He had a very colorful personality, well known for his funny jokes and sense of humor. Billy enjoyed repurposing things and making them whole again. He was very organized and smooth operating. He was very meticulous in every aspect of what he did in life. Billy & his sister Kelly had a great brotherly-sisterly bond picking on one another & he enjoyed their weekly Saturday lunches together. He took great pride in helping with the paper routes for Mesabi Daily News/Virginia Manney’s Shopper. Some other things he liked to do in his spare time was to work in his employer’s warehouse cleaning up and organizing, hanging out at the local Holiday Station, doing yard work & watching WWE with his niece Kendra (“Polish”), putzing around and helping out at his nephew Dallas’ local business Virginia Speed Shop, and most of all Billy enjoyed spending time with his son & riding mini bikes. Everything Billy did, he did for his son William.

He is survived by his son: William Sersha-Rozinka; sisters: DeeAnne Rozinka & Kelly Fiskari; niece: Kendra Fiskari; nephews: Austin Rozinka & Dallas Fiskari; Aunts: Rose Menart & Deanna Fetters; long time friend: Paula (La La) Buffetta; best friend: David (Patricia) Archibald; & special friend: Carrie Weiberg; along with cousins, many numerous friends, & co-workers.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Louise & William Rozinka.

Billy had a good heart & truly cared for others (especially his family). His quick wit and controversial character will be remembered and forever be missed by all.

As Billy would have wanted, a private family service was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Virginia. A celebration of Billy’s life will be scheduled at a later date and friends & family will be notified. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com

9 thoughts on “William “Billy” M. Rozinka”

  1. Todd L.Braun says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Billy while growing up on the Iron Range. May he rest in peace. My sympathies to the family.

  2. V Pepelnjak says:

    William Jr.,
    I just saw you and your dad! I am sooo sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and I know you will continue to make your dad proud!!
    Ms. Pepelnjak

  3. V Pepelnjak says:

    William Jr.,
    I just saw you and your dad!! I wanted to tell you I’m so sorry for your loss. Keep the good memories and I know you will continue to make your dad proud.
    Ms. Pepelnjak

  4. Terry Sandnas says:

    Bill was a good man. I can only say that about a few people I have known. I worked with him for 3 years about a decade ago at Brownies. He could always make me smile with his somewhat raw sense of humor. I remember our coworkers teasing us about out lunch breaks. We discovered the best place to get a good, fast meal at the lowest price. The hospital cafeteria. Our paths only crossed a few times after I left the store. We made time to catch up. I was truly saddened to see his name in the paper. My sincere condolences. Terry

  5. judy Risberg says:

    Bill was a great friend infacted I loved him and William with all my heart.. yep this is Judias as they called me and I am so sorry he is passed I’ve been in Red Wing the past few years Please contact me if William needs anything You are all in my thoughts take care Judy Risberg

  6. Kim (Braun) West says:

    You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother Billy, My thoughts and prayers are with you. May he Rest In Peace.

  7. Espie Teman says:

    Yes, Mr. Rozinka was a good man and he loved his son so much! One time, I saw him at the gas station and he told me proudly that I should see his son now! As, I worked with him when he was a little boy! Lots of good memories! Rest In Peace, my friend!

  8. Lacey says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Billy was a one of kind guy. May he rest in peace.

  9. John Braun says:

    I knew Billy through his sisters Dee Anne and Kelly. I have not seen him high school. I hope he lived a good life and may he rest in peace. Sorry for your loss.

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