THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Roger W. Reese
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
Roger W. Reese, 79, of Pembine, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at a Green Bay Hospital with family by his side.
Born May 1, 1940, to the late Richard and Josephine (Kohlmann) Reese, he grew up in New Holstein and helped on his parents farm. He joined the United States Army in 1960 and served in Germany.
He returned home and worked at the Shoe Factory, Tri-County Concrete and started at Tecumseh in 1961, where he retired from on Feb. 2, 2002. He married Susan Gruber on Sept. 19, 1975 in New Holstein and she preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 2013.
Active in Local Lodge 1259 Union, he served as a union steward for years, then as full time chairman for 18 years. He was a Member at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Pembine where he served as an usher and was also a member of the Lion's Club for many years.
He enjoyed his John Deere tractors and gator rides. At his home he built for retirement, he enjoyed feeding the birds, watching the squirrels, turkeys and deer, taking care of his large lawn and going to Norway for the races. He enjoyed his full life and his loving family, the Northwood's and time spent with everyone.
Survivors include five children, Julie Reese of Fond Du Lac, Gary (Paula) Reese of Ootsburg, Tina (Jon) DeVillers of Elkhart Lake, Lonnie (Jaime) Reese of New Holstein and Jamie (Sara) Reese of Kiel; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a special friend, Gail Morkin and family; two brothers, Tom (Betty) Reese of New Holstein and David Reese of Madison; two sisters, Joan Reese of Green Bay and Judy Reese of Madison; three sisters-in-law, Cheryl Reese of Florida, Joan Krueger of Brillion and Jean (Bob) Jankowski of Fremont; a brother-in-law, Gary (Sharon) Gruber of Chilton and many nieces; nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan; a brother, Jerry; a brother-in-law, Roger Krueger; his in-laws, Ervin and Margaret Gruber and two nephews.
Visitation will be held at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Pembine on Friday July 26 from 10:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Fr. Michael Lightner will preside with interment in Pembine Cemetery. Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.