Julian Mrozla

julian mrozla

Julian J. Mrozla, 87, Fargo, formerly Cooperstown, N.D., passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Julian was born January 9, 1925 to Stephan and Josephine (Gerstenberger) Mrozla in Long Prairie, MN. He graduated from Long Prairie High School and entered Military Service in 1943. He served in Italy in the European Theatre. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

Julian attended St. John's University, the University of Minnesota, and graduated from the Minneapolis School of Business.

Julian married Donna (Irgens) at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie, MN, on April 14, 1951. They made their home in Cooperstown, N.D. where Julian managed and owned Model Clothing. Julian was ordained a permanent Deacon in 1983 and served St. George's Church in Cooperstown. In 1986, Julian and Donna moved to Fargo. Julian served as Deacon at St. Vincent De Paul and St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo before retiring.

Julian enjoyed playing the piano and spending time with family and friends at the family's lake cabin.

Julian is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna; children, Donald, John, James, Patrick, Julie (Deb), Kathryn (Scott) Webster, and David; 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Julian was preceded in death by his son, Thomas, daughter, Mary, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.

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  1. San Francisco CAMy dear Uncle Julian, the last of your generation to enter this world, and now the last to leave it, although Aunt Ange nearly outlived you! We didn’t keep in contact much, but your memory still lives with me from my childhood years, the North Dakota
    stopover whenever we traveled from Montana to Minnesota
    . I was so happy to see you at my dad’s funeral in Long Prairie in 1984, my last visit with you.

    May love and joy be your constant companions in your new state of being, and of all who have gone before.

    Dear Aunt Donna, if you read this, you and my mother, Peggy, are the only one’s left, that I know of, on the Clavin side. I hope that you are well and have many more years ahead of you. My mother is quite healthy in body, but the mind is slipping a bit. She still remembers you well because you are a part of her young years, the time she remembers best. I am living with my mother at the address given, we welcome contact from family by snail mail, email, or phone: mom’s is (415) 566-1428, mine is (415) 259-6251.

    May God bless you and your family.

    Your loving niece, Peggy

  2. West Fargo North Dakota
    Dan just told me tonight about his leaving us. Iwish I had known in. Will let Rosemary and Dennis know. Thinking of you Donna. Take good care. Vicki Jo

  3. Jules was a friend of Bill W. as Roy and I are. We have often wondered how he was because we hadn’t seen him for years. I know he was very proud of being in Italy in the military. God bless all the military men for their service. I didn’t know he played the piano. I remember seeing Jules and his wife at second hand stores. I loved the sparkle in his eye when he smiled. God bless Jules’ family at this sad time. As ever, Marvyl & Roy

  4. Dearest Donna, so sorry to hear you’ve lost your soulmate and sweetheart. What a team and role model you two have been. I trust your faith and warm memories will comfort you in the days ahead. My heart is with you and your family.

  5. West Fargo ND
    John–I was so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. I am sure you have many fond memories to help you through this time of sadness. Let me know how I can help.

  6. Fargo ND
    My heartfelt and fondest wishes are offered to Donna and your family at their loss of a most wonderful and loved member of your family.

    I hope that knowing Julain’s peace and eternal health, now realized for eternity, can inspire some comfort.

    Julian was a character I will always remember for his spirited conversations and warm grin.

  7. Litchfield MN

    We were sorry to hear about Julian. We have many wonderful memories of our time spent in Cooperstown with Julian and Donna. Our boys were good friends with your children. Our prayers are with you and your family, Donna.

    Les and Pat

  8. Hannaford North Dakota
    I have fond memories of Julian when he operated the Model Clothing store in Cooperstown. He seemed to have a knack for carrying a good line of men’s clothing and was always friendly with his customers. I have similar memories of his father-in-law, Mr Irgens.
    I never realized that Julian served in WW II. We must all be grateful for those who served during that war.
    My condolences to you in his family.

  9. Cooperstown ND
    Donna and Family,
    We have so very many pleasant memories of Julian and all of you Mrozla’s. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers, and you have our sincere sympathy during this difficult time.

  10. Donna, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the death of Julian and celebrate his life. May you experience the healing presence of the Risen Lord and find consolation and peace.

  11. Grandpa is a wonderful man. I remember him telling me ghost stories and performing songs on the piano. I always brag how he could perform any song by memory and spice it up with a few extra keys.

  12. Northfield Minnesota
    Ken and I want to send our deepest sympathy to Donna and all Julian’s family. What a treasure heaven will gain today!
    I remember “Uncle JuJu” and Aunt Donna being there for many family get togethers and what fun it was to share memories of when we were young. You came for Celeste’s and Rose’s funeral and we are sorry that I can not be there on Thursday, as I am scheduled for a stress echo test myself that day. John and Marianne may be able to attend and hopefully we’ll get flowers to you. Much love and all our prayers go out to you and with “JuJu.”

    Ken & Jane Persons
    Northfield, MN

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