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Marion Anthony Lorbiecki, 80

Marion Anthony Lorbiecki, whose dedication to family and work defined his life, died peacefully at his home on June 18, 2024. He was 80.

Born on March 22, 1944, in the Town of Alban, Wis., Marion was the son of Leo and Sophie (née Kostuch) Lorbiecki. Raised on the family farm, Marion developed a strong work ethic and a sense of determination from a young age. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at 17 and served proudly from 1961 to 1964, stationed both domestically and overseas.

On June 11, 1966, Marion married Irene Kozelek at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt. After starting their family in Milwaukee, where their first son, Steven, was born, they returned to Rosholt in 1967. Marion spent over 35 years at Steel King Industries, where he inspired others with his commitment and work ethic. Their sons Craig and Todd followed, born in 1967 and 1971 respectively.

In 1985, Marion and Irene moved to a hobby farm, instilling in their sons the same values of hard work, strong Catholic faith, and love for family that guided their lives. Marion cherished spending time with his family and grandchildren, imparting life lessons focused on diligence and integrity.

Marion’s interests included outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, and he enjoyed playing pinochle with loved ones. Known for his versatility and willingness to tackle any task, Marion approached life with determination and skill.

He is survived by his sons, Steven (Kay) of Presque Isle, Craig (Melanie) of Rosholt, and Todd (Lisa) of Cecil; six grandchildren, Anna, Sophie, Charlie, Lily, Olivia, and Julia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marion was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; his parents, Leo and Sophie; brother Ralph; and sisters Beatrice Simonis and Sally Domask.

The family expresses gratitude to the staff of St. Croix Hospice for their compassionate care during Marion’s final days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 3315 St. Adalberts Road, Rosholt. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at the Parish Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared online at www.shudafuneral.com.