Federal Judge Stanley J. Roszkowski Laid to Rest

Federal Judge Stanley J. Roszkowski Laid to Rest

A prominent local leader who helped change the face of the Forest City is remembered by family and friends.
Rockford- Judge Stanley Roszkowski was laid to rest Saturday morning. Family and friends showed up to honoring the Federal Judge. His son Dan Roszkowski says "He made the most out of every moment he was here. There wasn't a wasted moment."

Roszkowski Was Nominated For A Seat On The U.S District Court In 1977. To help better serve Stateliners, he pushed for a Federal Court in the Forest City. IN 1984 the veteran became the first full time judge in the new western division. In 2011 the Federal Courthouse was named after him.

Reverend Dan Herman of Old Stone Church says "Everybody that I've spoken to say that the words they would use to describe him are integrity, character, strength, moral commitment."

Senator Steve Stadeleman interviewed the Federal Judge many times as a reporter for Eyewitness News. Stadelman reminisces "Whenever I talked to him he always came across in an affable nice, generous way. He was a decent man. And people may be aware of his role as a judge, but not be aware of how personable he was"

Many people remember Roszkowski as playing an important role in the “people who care lawsuit.” In that lawsuit, Rockford residents sued the school district over racial discrimination.     

The values Roszkowski lived by will be carried on by his four sons. Roszkowski says "It's an end of an era. Not very few people are as special as he was."
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