Sandor Rozsa, age 81 of St. Peter, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 20, 2014.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Cleveland. Visitation will be from 4:00 " 7:00 pm Friday at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. St. Peter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sandor was born on August 23, 1932 in Szged, Hungary. In 1957 there was a Communist overthrow and takeover in the Eastern block of Europe. Sandor and his long time friend escaped by taking a dangerous 150 mile trek in 3 days by foot. Their journey led them to an Austrian refugee camp where they petitioned to the US for political asylum. Eventually Sandor made his way to the United States and on to Mankato MN on a sponsorship from Cecil Jones. He began working at Kato Engineering in tool and die, and later purchased the DX Station in St. Peter. He ran the station for 8 years and then worked for Ace Hardware and later Midland Glass. It was during one of his commutes Midland Glass at Shakopee MN where Sandor was struck by a semi driver who had fallen asleep behind the wheel. This had left Sandor seriously injured and partially disabled. He continued to work in various areas including caretaking, landscaping and maintenance.
On June 22, 1959 he was united in marriage to Vadis Wernimont of St. Peter. They made their home in St. Peter and raised their three children. Sandor enjoyed bowling, softball, politics and coffee with friends at Country Kitchen. Sandor ran for State representative in 1976 and 1982 and was very active in the Republican Party on the local, state and national level.
Left to remember him are his children: Ric (Melissa) Rozsa of Rochester, Nick Rozsa of St Peter, Kim (Troy) Miller of St. Peter; five grandchildren, Lindsey and Alec Rozsa, Ryan Rozsa, Allen and Max Miller; one brother-in-law: Ronald (Rosalie) Wernimont of Stewartville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vadis in 2011 and a brother Steve in 2013.