ROGER NORMAN DEICHER

Roger Norman Deicher was born on November 15, 1931 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, son of the late Arthur and Elvira (Kalk) Deicher.

Roger attended and graduated from Plymouth high school in 1949. He later attended UW-Stevens Point and Illinois State University earning an Associates Technical Degree in Telephony as well as earning a Commercial Radio Operator License.

In 1952 Roger joined the United States Air Force and proudly served in the Korean War as a Radar Technician stationed in Greenland, California, and Oregon. He was honorably discharged in 1956.

Roger was a member of the Lake Edge UCC in Madison, Wisconsin and was active in the Masonic Lodge in Plymouth, Wisconsin for many years.

On June 9, 1962, Roger married Karen (Skip) Carpenter at the First Congregational UCC Church in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Roger and Skip welcomed four sons, David, Daniel, Dennis and Duane. He took pride in spending time with David in amateur radio and radio-controlled model airplanes. With Daniel, he loved watching him perform in plays. Roger took pleasure in going to Duane’s sporting activities and talking Packers with him. Roger cherished playing with Dennis and enjoying his contagious smile and loving personality.

Roger was employed by General Telephone and Electronics Company, working in Wisconsin & Illinois. He retired in 1993 after 34 years, many of those with perfect attendance.

Roger loved amateur radio and received his license in 1956 with the call sign of K9EMG. He was a former member of the American Radio Relay League, past president of the Madison DX club, Treasurer of the Madison Area Radio Control Society, and member of the Four Lakes Amateur Radio Club. Roger won numerous awards for working DX, field days and contests.

In their spare time, Roger and Skip enjoyed the many trips they took together visiting six out of the seven continents and 47 of the 50 states.

Roger loved genealogy and spent many hours documenting his ancestors dating all the way back to the mid-1600s.

Roger loved his family and, most of all loved, his wife of 55 years. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and took pride in all of them. Roger was known for traditions of giving guests shots of K├╝mmel at Christmas and for cooking noodles and prunes on Good Friday. He will be dearly missed and was loved by many.

Roger is survived by his wife, Karen “Skip” (Carpenter) Deicher, three sons and their wives: David Deicher and Mary Mezera, Daniel and Julie Deicher, and Duane and Jayna Deicher. Seven grandchildren: Krystle Bradley, Courtney Thomas, Katie Koger, Ryan and Jenna Deicher, Evan, Caleb and Kendyl Deicher, and six greatgrandchildren, Erica and James Bradley, Lucas and Levi Thomas, Hallie Deicher, and Aiden Koger. As well as many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Elvira (Kalk) Deicher, inlaws James and Marion (Schlenter) Carpenter, son Dennis Deicher, nephew Greg Hewitt, sister Marilyn (Deicher) Reichert, sister-in-law Jane (Stark) Carpenter, and brothers-in-law Lee Carpenter, Leroy Reichert, and Donald Hewitt.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Blessed Angela Chapel of Felician Village in Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning with burial to take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Plymouth, at 3:30 p.m. with full military rites.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the chapel from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at Noon.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials in Roger’s name.

Roger’s family would like to say a special “thank you” to the caring staff at St. Mary’s and Home Care Health Services and Hospice for their wonderful care of Roger, especially in his final moments.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the Deicher family with funeral arrangement.


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