Kent W. Roehr

Dec. 15, 1938 Ė Dec. 16, 2008

Kent W. Roehr, 70, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1938, in Milwaukee, son of the late John and Mary (Detko) Roehr.

Kent was a 1956 graduate of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee. Four years later, on June 11, 1960, he married his high school sweetheart, Jean Ann Rosenquist, and the couple just celebrated 48 wonderful years of marriage. After high school, Kent received his bachelorís degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and received his masterís degree from Santa Clara University in California. He was employed by New Berlin West High School from 1963 to 1990 as a math teacher. Kent was a longtime member of Bethel Hill United Methodist Church in New Berlin prior to moving to Combined Locks, where he joined Peace United Methodist Church. He was an avid Packers and Badgers fan, and enjoyed playing bridge, chess and tennis and doing yard work.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Jean; his daughters, Beth (Chuck) Sauder of Appleton, Sue Laughrin of De Pere and Patty (H.J.) Michels of Bloomington, Ill.; his seven grandchildren, Lauren, Thomas, Mason and Mitchell Sauder, Michaela Laughrin and Christopher and Jessica Michels; his brother, Ron Roehr of Cincinnati; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Mike Laughrin, and two brothers, Jack Roehr and Bob Niemann.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service Friday, Dec. 19, at Peace United Methodist Church, 2300 Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna, with the Rev. Tim Albrecht officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Fargo Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call (920) 766-6200 or visit online at