Roger A. Couch Sr.

April 17, 1939 – Oct. 21, 2010

Roger A. Couch Sr., 71, of Eagle, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, joining his parents, Adeline and Clifford Couch.

He was the dear father of Jodi L. (Kevin Shaw) Couch of Seattle, Roger A. (Sandra) Couch of Oak Creek and Jason Couch of Eagle; proud grandfather of Elijah and Kaleb Shaw, both of Seattle, and Liesel, Dana, Logan and Dietrich Couch, all of Oak Creek; and the loving brother of Marie Foote of Waterford and Laurie (Roger) Helm of Waukesha. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends, and his beloved dog, Reba.

Roger was born in Gas City, Ind., on April 17, 1939. After graduation from Pius XI Catholic High School in Milwaukee, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1957 to 1961. Returning to the Milwaukee area, he worked at Delco Electronics in Oak Creek for several years before starting his own electrical contracting company, Arc Electric. He was owner or partner of numerous businesses over the next 30 years, including owning and managing a bar, constructing and managing buildings in a business park and renting luxury recreational vehicles. As a master electrician, he continued working up until his death as an electrical inspector. After moving to Eagle in 1983, Roger became an active member of the community, involved in Kettle Moraine Days, the Lions Club, and serving as a village of Eagle trustee. In his younger days, he was a big race fan, sponsoring cars and even racing himself. He also enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. Later in life, he became an avid golfer. Roger also enjoyed gambling, traveling, practical jokes and good times with friends and family.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Oct. 28, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A celebration of Roger’s life will follow at the Waukesha Eagles Aerie #453, 709 N. Grandview Blvd., from 6 p.m. to midnight.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his name to a favorite charity.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.