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. Roger Louis Genzler . 

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on January 11, 2012

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.  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 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.