Roger L. Moegenberg, 78

Known by family and friends as “Mr. Fixer Upper,” Newburg resident Roger L. Moegenberg, 78, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2013, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Roger was born in Port Washington, Oct. 21, 1935, son of Alfred and Della (Ross) Moegenberg.

He attended Port Washington High School but completed school while spending four years in service to America in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958, attaining the rank of machinery repairman No. 3, (MR3) and years later finding compassion for the disabled he volunteered by transporting patients at the Zablocki VA Center in Milwaukee.

Mr. Moegenberg married Ruth Cup 53 years ago in Mequon.

Roger and Ruth moved from Milwaukee to Newburg in 1999. They had a summer home in Athelstane where together with their children and grandchildren they enjoyed God’s creation through hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and camping.

Roger had a strong work ethic which he taught his children. He was a long-time employee and maintenance supervisor with Kelley Company of Milwaukee from where he retired. Many would say there was nothing Roger could not fix. He was especially talented in the mechanical arts of welding and brazing and enjoyed training young men in these skills over the years.

Mr. Moegenberg is survived by his wife Ruth Moegenberg of Newburg; children Richard (Sherry Larson) and Susan Dwyer; grandchildren Heather (Lucas), Jeremy Moegenberg, Tim and Ryan Dwyer, and Dawn Sheffield. He is further survived by his brother Arthur (Alma) Moegenberg of Florida, six precious great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Moegenberg was preceded in death by his infant daughter Mary Jane and son Mark Allen.

If Roger were here today he would want all that follow him to God’s judgement seat that on that day be reminded that all will be admitted to heaven through salvation by grace alone. As the Holy Scriptures reveal in Eph 2:8: “For by grace are ye saved through faith.” That no man can attain entrance to heaven by good works but only by the blood of Christ, and “… that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” — Isaiah 24:3.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at 3:30 p.m at the Schmidt Funeral Home, N168 W20135 Main St. in Jackson with the Rev. Matthew Trewhella officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends from 3 p.m. until services.

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