Obituary for Emil Roggenbauer Jr.

Emil J Roggenbauer Jr. will reunite with his beloved Ethel for Christmas. Emil peacefully passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at The Residence Assisted Living facility (formerly known as The Waterford) in Oshkosh, WI.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Emil will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Corpus Christi Church, Bakerville. Family and friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. The funeral will be live streamed at Burial will take place at Corpus Christi Cemetery, Bakerville at a later date.

Emil was born February 8, 1930 in Marshfield, the son of the late Emil and Frances “Bargender” Roggenbauer. Emil was one of 13 children. He grew up in Marshfield.

On May 18,1957 he married Ethel Roggenbauer and they celebrated 62 years together. They had one son, David.

Emil proudly served his country in the Korean War in the Air Force 520th Air Defense Group as an A/2C. He was assigned to Germany during the conflict, and he loved to share many stories about his time and experiences. If you know Emil, you have heard the story of “The White Cliffs of Dover” shared in true Emil style. Emil loved to hunt, fish and smoke his cigars. If you ever couldn’t find him, he was outside having a stogie.

Emil and Ethel lived in Milwaukee where Emil worked for Square D, Cutler Hammer and AC Spark Plug. In 1976 they moved home to Marshfield to the beautiful home on the corner of B and BB in Bakerville. Emil worked at Northern Auto Supply in Marshfield right up until the time of his retirement. Emil served as a caretaker of the Corpus Christi Catholic church.

During their retirement years, Emil purchased that “white Cadillac” and they explored the countryside together. Daily lunches with the “Lunch Bunch” at The Patio and other various eating establishments in Marshfield were a favorite thing for them to do. Emil and Ethel lived in that beautiful house on the corner in Bakersville until 2017 when failing health made them move to assisted living in Oshkosh necessary to be closer to their only child, David.

Emil was preceded in death by his parents; Emil Sr and Frances Roggenbauer, his beloved wife, Ethel, his siblings: Roman, Fritz, Lester, Isadore, Ronald, Harold, Darlene Doll, Marion Mech, Anita Mech and Delores Johnson.

He is survived by his son David (Bernetta) Roggenbauer.

Two Granddaughters
Sara Larson (Ted) of Greenville Wi.
Laura (Karl) Biermann of Janesville Wi.

5 Great Grandchildren
Alivia Larson, Evelynn Biermann, Jordan Herrell, Gordon Biermann, and Porter Larson

He is further survived by his sister Emily Johnson of Spencer and Gerald Roggenbauer and many beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The Family wishes to thank the following; The Residence Assisted Living of Oshkosh and Heartland Hospice. Special thanks to Nurse Pat and Deb who were Emil’s favorites. We wish to also thank Mark Nelles and family for all the love and care they gave to Emil and Ethel over the years.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorials be directed to:

Heartland Hospice Care of Fond du Lac
N6650 N Rolling Meadow Dr Ste 1
Fond du lac WI 54937

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