Roger E. Sanger, age 80, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his residence.
Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Thursday December 10, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. John Grohs and Rev. Timothy Ritter will officiate. Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 PM and at the Church on Thursday from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Roger was born January 18, 1935 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Leonard and Mildred (Mann) Sanger. He attended Lincoln High School and Wausau Technical School. He married Janet K. Nilles on June 4, 1960 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Roger was a carpenter for Lloyd’s Lumber in Wisconsin Rapids, WI for seven years and then became a custodian for the Wisconsin Rapids School District retiring in 1997 after 31 years with the schools.
Roger served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959 serving in Germany and then with the reserves in Fort Riley, KS He was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. Roger also was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
Roger is survived by his wife, Janet; three sons, Robert Sanger, Randy Sanger and Russell Sanger, all of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and two daughters, Brenda (Emery) Nigh of Arpin, WI and Rhonda (Fiancé-Dan Schroeder) Sanger of Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.