Roger L. Rusch, 80

Roger L. Rusch, 80, of West Bend, went to be with his Lord and reunited with his wife Peggy on Dec. 29, 2008, at his residence.

Roger was born on Nov. 24, 1928, to Lawrence and Esther (Zickau) Rusch in Fond du Lac.

Married Darlene "Peggy" (Mauck) on Oct. 30, 1954, in Longmount, Colo.

Roger enjoyed playing canasta, Sociable Singles Group activities and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge of West Bend.

Roger is survived by his son, Ricky (Debbie) of West Bend. Further survived by his grandchildren, Collin and Taylor; sisters, Erlene Brehmer and Charlotte (Larry) Hoffmann; nieces, Debbie Schultz, Sherie (Jack) Kruse, Christine Grootemant, Lisa (Steve) Schroeder; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Peggy.

A funeral service for Roger will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. Bill Wiederanders officiating.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 11 a.m. until the time of service, 1 p.m.

Memorials to the charity of your choice in Rogerís name.

A special thank you to the staff at the Crossings at Cedar Ridge for all their loving care of Roger.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.