Roger A. Young

Roger A. Young, 71, Wittenberg, died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on Aug. 18, 1945, in Wausau, the son of the late Howard and Edeline (Liesch) Young.

Roger was a United States Army veteran. He was a member of the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post 502

Roger was united in marriage to Luella Young (Giese) on May 8, 1976, at Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda. She survives.

Roger worked at Kraft for several years and then worked for the Central Wisconsin Electric Co-op for many years until retirement. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Wittenberg Fire Department, a deputy for the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department, a special for the Department of Natural Resources and former animal control officer for the town of Wittenberg. Roger was treasurer for the Wittenberg Trailblazers, the Red Knights and the Wittenberg Fish and Game Club. He was president of Forest Home Cemetery, Wittenberg, and served on the board for St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

An avid motorcyclist, Roger was a member of the Patriot Guard, Friends on Wheels and 1800 Honda Goldwing Riders Association. Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and snowmobiling.

Survivors include his wife, Luella Young, Wittenberg; two children, Randy (Angie) Young, Kronenwetter, and Kathy Young, Wittenberg; two grandchildren, Addison and Reece Young; three sisters, Jeanette Kamke, Florida, Yvonne (Everett) Melnick, Florida, and Judy Batty, Hoffman Estates, Illinois; and many more relatives and friends.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and brother in-laws, John Batty and Lance Kamke, and his beloved dog, Lady.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, with the Rev. Michael Larson officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, and continues Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorials to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, building fund would be appreciated.

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