Roger E. Londo, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died Thursday evening January 10, 2013 at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Ministry after residing there the past four years.
He was born January 24, 1921 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Edward and Otilda (Blonde) Londo and grew up on the family farm in the Town of Sturgeon Bay on County T. After graduating from Sevastopol High School in 1938 he worked at Christy Corp. as a fitter then served his country with the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He returned to farm with his family after military service in 1944. Roger married Frances “Pat” Wardeck in Maplewood on September 23, 1942. They increased their operation of land over the years along with raising their two children, Ted and Jackie on the family farm. Roger operated the farm until his son, Ted took over.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pat of Sturgeon Bay; two children, Ted Londo of Sturgeon Bay, Jackie (Gene) VonRuden of Cashton, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Tony (Pam) VonRuden of Cashton, Karen (Joseph) Griffin of Warrens, Wisconsin; four great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Nathaniel VonRuden, Natalie, Tanner Griffin; one sister, Mary Jane Mallien; one sister-in-law, Irene Counard of Green Bay; many dear nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve (Lester) Carlson; brother-in-law, Lawrence Mallien; and one nephew, John Mallien.
Private funeral services were arranged by Huehns Funeral Home and held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Robert Konkol OFM officiating. Entombment followed at St. Joseph Mausoleum.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. George Roenning, his nurse Ann, and the staff of the Skilled Nursing Facility for all their gentle kindness shown to Roger these past years.
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