Roger J. Roder

Sept. 1, 1942 – July 28, 2013

Roger J. Roder of Waukesha died peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Season’s Hospice at the age of 70 years. He was born on Sept. 1, 1942 in Black River Falls, WI, the son of John E. and Nellie G. (nee Bryan) Roder.

Roger married Jacqueline Jean Milbrath on Aug. 6, 1966. He was a very active member in the Waukesha area Knights of Columbus Council #1825 3rd Degree.

Roger proudly worked with his brother for more than 40 years at John A. Roder Corp.

After retiring, he delivered flowers for Olde English Floral and most recently was a crossing guard (corner of Madison Avenue and Moreland Boulevard). Roger always smiled and waved as you passed by with his infectious smile. He attempted hunting and fishing for his children’s sake. Of all the things he enjoyed, he loved being with his family.

Roger will be dearly missed by his wife of more than 46 years, Jackie; his children, Michele Gartner, Ceri (Dennis) Kucera and Jay (Patrice) Roder; his grandchildren, RC Gartner III, Allison Gartner, Megan Kucera, Kyle Kucera, Ryan Kucera, Tegan Roder and Zoe Roder; siblings, Jeannine Prager, Patricia Karl, John (Shirley) Roder and Ruth Ruddock; brother-in-law, Martin Maier; and sisters-in-law, Rita Hendrickson and Marimae Roder. Roger is further survived by other relatives and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wendell and Walter; sister, Janett Maier; and brothers-in-law, Bryce Ruddock, Robert Prager and Walter Karl.

The visitation for Roger will be held from 4:30 p.m.

until 7:30 p.m. today, July 30, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The burial will be private.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.