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Roger W. Carriveau
Roger W. Carriveau, 78, of Stiles, passed away Wednesday evening, Aug. 6, at Sharpe Care following an illness with cancer.
Born April 20, 1936 in Little River, to Walter and Grace (Smith) Carriveau, he grew up in the Lena area and graduated in 1954. As a young man, he served in the Army National Guard of Wisconsin. On Jan. 21, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Audrey Frye at St. Charles Catholic Church in Lena. He lived in the area all of his life working as station manager of the local co-op and helped his father with the family Morning Glory milk route.
An avid horseman, he helped his Dad with horse pulls and was part of the team which became state champion. He later worked at Fort Howard Paper in Green Bay for 30 years, retiring in 1998. A member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Stiles, he ushered, served on various committees over the years, was a member of the Lena Knights of Columbus and along with his son Michael, belonged to American Legion Post # 1111 in Colorado.
Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Audrey Carriveau, Stiles; children, Michael (Stephanie) Carriveau, Arvada, Co., Jeffrey (Patti) Carriveau, Stiles, Sue (Brian Snow) Vandenbush, Gillett, Penny Hujet, Stiles; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Nemetz, Green Bay; Judy (Ron) Dembroski, Janet (Brad) Glime, of Lena; Debbie Gordon, Colorado; two brothers, Ken Carriveau, California and Richard (Pamela) Carriveau, North Dakota; many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry and two grandchildren, Joey Koebach and Grace Hujet.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls, with a KC Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at 9:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Stiles. Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiated with burial in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena.