Roger R. Hanson

Roger Robert Hanson, 81, of Seymour, died on Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital following heart surgery. He was born March 5, 1937, the son of the late Alfred and Catherine (Mueller) Hanson.

He grew up on a dairy farm in the Town of Almon and learned woodworking from his grandfather, a hobby he enjoyed in his retirement years.

Roger loved the Brewers, Packers, deer hunting, playing cards and tending his flower gardens.

He married Judith Ann Barbara Hartleben on July 9, 1960, in Tigerton. They moved to Seymour in 1962.

Roger was employed at the local cheese factory near Bowler for seven years, was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, the Red Arrow Unit for nine years, was called to active duty from 1961-1962 being stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. He began a career at Appleton Coated Paper Company, working until his retirement in 1999.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Judy; his four children, Steve (Leslie), of White Lake, Tim (Bonnie), of Black Creek, Sue Ellen (Mike) Froehlich, of Seymour, and Tina Hanson, of Seymour; grandchildren: Danny, Sherri, Michael Jr., Robin, Dorothy, Brian, Kelly and Molly; eight great-grandchildren: Kaci, Allie, Lilly, Michelle, Michael, Jace, Rylyn and Veya. He is further survived by a sister, Annette (Armond) Schmidt, of Caroline; sisters-in-law, Joann Leisgang and Jackie (Louie) Schmidt; and brother-in-law, Jim (Rhonda) Hartleben.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Roger and Dorothy Hartleben; and brother-in-law, Frank Leisgang.

Friends may call at St. John’s Catholic Church, Seymour, on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the mass at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

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Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.