Michael G. Roeber
Sept. 10, 1967 — March 17, 2019
Michael G. Roeber of West Bend died on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at age of
51 years. He was born on September 10, 1967 in Aberdeen, S.D., to John
and Marion (nee Koeck) Roeber. He attended local schools, graduating
from Tulare High School with the Class of 1985. He then went on to
attend South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., earning a
degree in electrical engineering.
After graduating from college, he worked for a small company in South
Dakota for a short time before moving to Iowa where he worked for Power
Products. He was later transferred to Illinois.
On August 30, 1997, he was united in marriage to Mary J. Koster in
Morrison, Ill. They made their home in Illinois, living in Woodstock
where their children were born. In 2010 the family moved to West Bend
and he started working at what is now Hubbell Acme Inc. in Milwaukee.
He was a very active member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish,
where he volunteered as a scout leader for the Boy Scouts Troop 796, and
was a member of the Fr. Casper Rehrl Council #1964 Knights of Columbus
in West Bend.
Survivors include his wife Mary; four children: Rachel Marie, Johnathon
Edward, Marianne Louise and April Rose; mother, Marion Roeber of
Redfield, S.D.; nine brothers and sisters: Robert of Redfield, Barb
(Jack) Belkham of Sioux Falls, S.D., Brenda (Richard) O’Brien of Valley
City, N.D., Cindy (Danny) Thomas of Tulare, S.D., Brian (Karen) of Apple
Valley, Calif.,, Jeff (Robbin) of Fargo, N.D., Mary (Darin) Binger of
Tulare, S.D., Julie (Rick) Olthoff of Wahpeton, N.D. and Jennifer
(Scott) Burrows of Brandon, Minn.; four brothers-in-law Leroy Koster of
Bolingbrook, Ill., Erwin (Brenda) Koster of Punta Gorda, Fla., Martin
(Becky) Koster of Morrison, Ill., and Charlie (Danelle) Koster of
Abington, Md.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, John, and one brother-in-law,
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 22, at 6:30
p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Private burial will be
held. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of
visitation at church on Friday from 2:30 until 6 p.m. There will be a
Knights of Columbus prayer service to honor their Brother Knight at 2:30
p.m. Friday at St. Frances Cabrini Church and Knights of Columbus 4th
Degree Honor Guard Sentinels will stand post throughout the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Roeber Family Support Fund, c/o
Horicon State Bank, 1535 W Paradise Drive, P.O. Box 455, West Bend, WI
53095, 262-334-3040, are appreciated.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online
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