Our Brother and Cousin, Richard (Rich) Marousek, 70 years, passed peacefully on March 3, 2018, after a one-year battle against lung cancer. Rich was born June 13, 1947 in Sioux City, IA to parents Leslie and Margaret (Van Houten) Marousek. Rich attended grade school in Sioux City, moved with his family to Fairmont, MN in 1956, and moved to Spencer, IA with his family in 1958. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary school and Spencer High School graduating in 1966. Rich then attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1972 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Rich was a member of the MN and IA National Guard and served our country for 6 years. In 1973 Rich moved to St. Paul and began his life long career as an Engineer at Sperry/Univac in Roseville, MN. He spent 36 years at Sperry through all the corporate changes and retired in 2009.
Rich was preceded in death by his Parents Leslie and Margaret, stepfather, Fern Fitzloff, and Grandparents. He is survived by his brother Leslie and sister-in-law Sharon of Okoboji, IA and cousins Bill (Kay) Fahey of Northfield, Marilyn (Ron) Lessard of Breezy Point, Paul (Delia), of St. Cloud, Georgann Dean of Inver Grove Heights, Pam Fahey of New Ulm, Pat (Dan) Bacon of Fairmont, Maureen Fahey of Apple Valley, Geralyn (Carl) Gieseke of Courtland, and Michelle (Joe) Sellner of New Ulm, Karen Boeber of Sioux City, Sandy Duffey of Springfield, MO, Paul Jarrett of Waukee, IA, Donna Sneed of Rockvail, TN, Patty Stiles of Des Moines, and Mike Jarrett of Missoula, MT
Rich was a kind and generous man who shared his electrical and carpentry skills. Whenever anyone needed a helping hand, he was there. He helped build decks, refinish basements, and expand garages. His analytical mind was a great asset! He was loved and will be missed.
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