Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Roger W. Suhr
Service: October 11, 2013
Roger W. Suhr
Roger W. Suhr, age 62, of Watertown passed away on Saturday October 5, 2013 due to a fall from a tree stand, while hunting.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday October 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Clint Burrow of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Richwood officiating. Burial will be at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Relatives and friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at St. John’s Lutheran on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Richwood, or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
Roger was a very generous person and was a tissue donor, and because of this, others will be given the opportunity to see and live a more productive, and satisfying life. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Roger William Suhr was born on February 5, 1951 in Watertown, the son of Norman and Esther (Borth) Suhr. He was a 1969 graduate of the Watertown Senior High School and was the state wrestling champion in his weight class in 1969. Roger graduated in 1974 from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a degree in Natural Resources. Afterwards Roger worked on the Alaskan Pipeline for a number of years. On June 7, 1980 Roger married Ellen McFarland at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown. He and his wife farmed in the Town of Emmet for twenty years. Roger was also a finish carpenter for himself and various contractors in the Watertown area. He was a member of the Isaac Walton League of America. Roger loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting at the family cottage.
He enjoyed watching his children in various sporting events
and traveling together as a family.
Roger is survived by his wife Ellen, his three children, Jason (Kendall) Suhr of Waukesha, Julie (Richard) Goss of Fort Atkinson and Robert Suhr of Watertown, his mother-in-law, Ruth McFarland of Watertown, and two grandchildren, Addison and Amelia Suhr. Roger was very excited about his third grandchild that is due in December. He is also survived by a sister, Jane (Dennis) Fischer of Minneapolis, MN and a brother Ronald (Penny) Suhr of Watertown, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law Robert McFarland.
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