Charles “Chuck” Roskos, 86, of Eau Claire, WI, formerly of Independence, WI, died Tuesday, January 11,
2022, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. He was the 2 nd of five children born to Dominic
and Anna (Lisowski) Roskos on November 11, 1935. He shared the same birth date as his Grandfather
Charles Roskos. He attended several country schools before attending SS Peter and Paul parochial
school. Chuck graduated from Independence High School in 1954 and then enlisted into the Army for a
period of 2 years. After serving his enlistment in Germany, Chuck was able to attend college on the GI
Bill. Chuck attended college at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls, graduating in 1961, earning a
bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and a minor in biology.
While attending UW-River Falls, Chuck met his soul mate and the love of his life, Irene Amble. They
married on November 25, 1961, in La Crosse, WI.
Chuck took his first teaching job in Winner, South Dakota, where he taught general science and coached
football and basketball for a period of 2 years. Chuck and Irene then moved to Minnesota where Chuck
taught agriculture, general science and biology at the Sioux Valley School.
In an effort to move closer to family, they moved to Fairchild, WI where Chuck taught agriculture,
biology and general science. After 1 year, Chuck and Irene made their first farm purchase, moving to
rural Independence, WI in 1965. While farming, Chuck continued teaching agriculture, general science,
math and industrial arts. In addition, Chuck enjoyed coaching Basketball and Football throughout his
Eventually Chuck and Irene purchased three more farms amassing a Herd of Registered Holsteins and
580 acres. They sold a section of their farm and moved to the City of Independence in 1992. Chuck and
Irene moved to Eau Claire, WI in December of 2013, selling the rest of their farmland and their home in
Chuck was a devout Catholic, was proud to give back to society through teaching, and was very proud of
his wife, four daughters, and his grandchildren. Chuck was also a proud life-long Packer fan.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene Roskos of Eau Claire, WI, his four daughters, Diane (Rich)
Petersen of Hudson, WI, Deb (Brad) Truini of Wrentham, MA, Dana (Al) Myers of Eau Claire, WI, and
Dawn (Al) Slaby of Eau Claire, WI, his grandchildren Anthony Charles Truini, Dana Nicole Truini, and
Vincent Charles Slaby, his two sisters, Alice Dana, Pat Rhodes, and his brother Richard Roskos.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Anna (Lisowski) Roskos.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic
Church in Independence with Reverend George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating.  Family and friends are
welcome for visitation one hour prior to the mass at church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
 Edison Funeral Home in Independence, WI is assisting the family.  To express online condolences, visit
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