. Roger Louis Genzler .
Published in Green Bay
Press-Gazette on January 11, 2012
. Roger Genzler
(1933 - 2012) Visit Guest Book Roger Louis Genzler 78, Oconto, passed
away peacefully Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Woodlands of Oconto. He was
born Oct. 15, 1933, in Steger, Ill., to the late Anthony and Elizabeth
Genzler. His mother passed away when he was 4 and he was raised by his
father, and his older siblings. Roger married Eileen Wieringa on Oct.
17, 1953, in Steger, Ill. Together they shared over 58 years of
marriage. He retired from Alco Springs, Chicago Heights, Ill., after 30
years of employment. He then started a new career when they opened the
Blue Moon Saloon in Oconto. That was something that he always wanted to
do. After they sold the tavern they traveled to Arizona and California
during the winter months, until due to declining health they had to
stop. Roger was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto. He
enjoyed playing golf and going to his grandchildren's athletic events
whether it was in Oconto or traveling to Illinois. He was an AVID
Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Blackhawk fan.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years Eileen; two daughters, Beth
(Fred) Roberts, Johnston City, Ill.; Nancy (Darrell) Pullen, Oconto;
and a son, Mark (Sandy) Genzler, Manteno, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Jared
(Katy) Roberts, Adina Roberts, Seth Roberts, and Destiny Roberts, all
of Johnston City, Ill.; Kathy Pullen and special friend, Maurice
Gentry, Milwaukee; Matthew Pullen, Levi (Kayla) Pullen Sr., both of
Oconto; Cody, and Kyle Genzler, Manteno, Ill.; Catie (Shane) White,
Bourbannais, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Trent, Rex, Levi Jr., and
Serena, Oconto; and baby White due in May of 2012; a brother, Pat
(Pepper) Genzler, Virginia Beach, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his oldest grandson, Shane Pullen; three
brothers, Edward, Jerry, and Ralph; and five sisters, Martha, Sylvia,
Irene, Fran, and Gertrude.
Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto, is entrusted with following
Rogers wishes. Per his wishes there will be no formal services. He
would like you to remember him as he was, to raise a glass and salute
him. Please visit www.rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Woodlands of
Oconto, for taking such good care of Roger these last three years, and
the staff of Heartland Hospice.
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