Roland A. Groene, 94, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, after a brief stay at Rocky Knoll/Woodland Village in Plymouth.

Roland was born at home on February 17, 1921, the only child to Henry and Elsie (Lau) Groene. He remained in the family home throughout his life. After completing his formal schooling, he helped on the family farm. During WWII he served in the US Navy as a radio man on a lighter air crew. He married Verna Heusterberg on January 18, 1947. In addition to farming, Roland worked for Newmann Plumbing and Heating, until his retirement in 1986.

Roland was lifelong member of Saron United Church of Christ in the Town of Sheboygan Falls, and served on various committees. He had a strong interest in history, and compiled a comprehensive record of all burials at the Saron Church Cemeteries, maintaining that history until the time of his death. Roland was a member of the Johnsonville Fire Department, Johnsonville Rod & Gun Club, and lifetime member of the Wisconsin Trappers Association.

Roland is survived by his wife Verna; daughter Susan (Thomas) Hailer, Sheboygan Falls; daughter-in-law Nancy Groene of Savage, MN; grandchildren Sara and Matthew Groene, also of Savage. Roland was preceded in death by his parents and his son Charles.

Funeral services were held at 2 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Saron United Church of Christ in the Town of Sheboygan Falls. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Friends could call the church on Saturday from 12 PM until the time of service. Schneider Funeral Home & Life Tributes of Plymouth has been entrusted with the arrangements.

On behalf of Roland, the family would to thank Dr. Curtis Hancock and the staff of Woodland Village for their tender, professional care.

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