Roger A. Roecker, 98

Roger A. Roecker, 98, of Hartford formerly of Allenton, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. He was born July 1, 1917, in the Town of Herman, the son of Otto and Elsie (Justman) Roecker.

He was born on the family farm. He married Lorraine E. Guenterberg on November 5, 1947. He began working on the family farm and retired after 51 years of farming. He was very gentle with the animals he worked with. He was determined to finish what he started, and was very particular with everything he did.

He liked to garden, and had a seven-acre potato farm that his children helped harvest. He was a lifetime member of Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, and held many church offices. He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine of 68 years; his loving children, Rev. Eugene (Linda) Roecker of North Dakota, Roger Roecker of Utah, Steve (Mary) Roecker of Mayville, Lisa (Jeff) Immel of Oakfield.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Amanda (Jeremy) Wood, Kianna Roecker, Sierra (Justin) Sipma, Nichole (Brad) Radabaugh, Danny (Heather) Roecker, Dusty Roecker, Victoria (John) Hattori, Erick (Kelley) Roecker, Robin (Tom) Beatty, Michele (Shawn) Gruelke, James (Nicole Canon) Roecker, Gerald Immel; seven great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren.

Visitation is Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, W630 Highway 33, Township of Hartford. Funeral service will follow at noon at church. Rev. Aaron Steinbrenner will officiate. Interment will be in Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church cemetery. Memorials to The Gardens of Hartford, Peace Lutheran Church, or Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to The Gardens of Hartford, and Seasons Hospice for their loving, compassionate care. The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Hartford is serving the family, www.berndt-ledesma.com



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