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Friday, February 17, 2012

Funeral Card Friday - Empty Saddle

25 Jul 2011  Telegraph Herald Website
LANCASTER, Wis. -- Robert C. "Bob" Roesch, 92, of Lancaster, died Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Lancaster Care Center.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Martin Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

He was born on July 14, 1919, in Potosi Township, son of Arthur and Mary (McLaughlin) Roesch. Bob attended Elmdale rural school and served as its board clerk until its closing.

He farmed his entire life on the Roesch family farm in Waterloo Township. Bob was united in marriage to Lennice M. Davies on May 26, 1942, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa.

He was a member of the West Grant Saddle Club and took great pride in his horses and driving team. He was a proud member of the NFO, and a salesman for Madison Silo and Starline Farm Equipment.

Bob especially enjoyed and looked forward to all family gatherings.

Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, Lennice, of Lancaster; children, Judy (Richard Taylor) Kleinfeldt, of Madison, and Jack (Linda) Roesch, Janis (Chuck) Yoose, Gary (Gale) Roesch, Dennis (Jane) Roesch and Alan Roesch, all of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marcella (Joe) Case.

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