Roger J. Braatz

July 7, 1944 - Nov. 15, 2006

Roger J. Braatz, 62, of the town of Ixonia, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at AngelsGrace Hospice with his family by his side.

Born on July 7, 1944, in Oconomowoc, he was the son of Frederick Braatz and Florence Viola (nee Bender).

He was married to Kathleen on Nov. 22, 1969, at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, where he was a member. Roger worked as a truck driver for the Oconomowoc Department of Public Works.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer and Kimberly (Rich) Hollenbeck; his siblings, Robert (Patricia) Braatz and Judy (Anthony) Weissenburger; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Florence, and his brother, Ronald.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, Nov. 20, at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, 145 Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc. The Rev. Rod Resheske will officiate. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Oconomowoc Regional Cancer Center or AngelsGrace Hospice.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126.