Roger Henry Donath, age 81 of Plymouth passed away Thursday evening (March 12th) at Rocky Knoll Healthcare Facility in Plymouth where he had been a resident for the past 9 years.

Roger was born on March 6, 1934 in Waldo, WI, son of the late Elmer and Alice Mertzig Donath.

He attended Sheboygan Falls grade schools and graduated from Waldo High School in 1953.

On April 28, 1956 he married Doris Lisowe in Plymouth. The couple lived in Plymouth after their marriage.

He was a factory worker for S & R Cheese Co., Kohler Co. and Gilson (Toro) Co. retiring in 1996.

Doris preceded him in death on February 21, 2013.

Roger enjoyed coaching baseball for the City Rec. League and the Traveling Teams and also enjoyed organizing football pools at his work places.

Survivors include three children: Tim (Vicki) Donath of Sheboygan Falls, Doreen DeTroye of Plymouth and Colette (Tim) Lenz of Waldo; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister: Bernice Fintelmann of Sun City, AZ; two sisters-inlaw: Jane Donath of Wisconsin and Carol Lisowe of Plymouth and one brother-inlaw: Jacob (Marion) Lisowe of Plymouth.

He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his son: Douglas; grandson: Douglas Jr. (D.J.); two brothers: Donald and Jerome Donath and many brother and sisters-in-law.

Following Roger’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday evening (March 18th) at 6:00 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Dale Miller will officiate. Inurnment will be at Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at Suchon Funeral Home on Wednesday (March 18th) from 4:00 P.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Roger’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to thank the staff of Rocky Knoll Healthcare Facility for all the care and compassion given to Roger over the years.

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