Roger E. Meikle, 80, of 4555 Highway 42, in the town of Sevastopol, passed away Sunday morning (February 10, 2013) at Ministry-Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.
Roger was born April 1, 1932 in Clay Banks the son of the late Earl and Anita (Keller) Meikle. He graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1950. During his Junior and Senior years at Sevastopol, he received first place at State for his tuba solos. On April 5, 1953 Roger married June Carolyn Lorenzen at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, in Reinbeck, Iowa. Roger worked as a cattle dealer and hauler for 35 years along with owning and operating the family dairy farm in the Town of Sevastopol. He received Door County’s outstanding young farmer award in 1965.
Roger was a member and Trustee of the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge Henry S. Baird. He enjoyed music, playing with many polka bands around the area. They included Pete’s Bay Musicians, Don Schlies Band for 25 years, and Fritz Willfardt, along with filling in for many bands when needed. He was recognized for his accomplishment of playing in Polka bands for 50 years by Gov. Tommy Thompson.
Survivors include his wife, June; daughter, Becky Jandreau (Don Biggs) of Florida; four sons, Harry (Denise) Kemp of Las Vegas, NV, Ron (Maureen) Meikle of California, Alan (Laura) Meikle, Todd (Holly) Meikle of Sturgeon Bay; and the proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Merrill; brothers-in-law, Bill and Donn Lorenzen, and Lee Seemann; sister-in-law Billie Gene Lorenzen; and son-in-law, Robert L. Jandreau.
Funeral services to celebrate Roger’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (February 15, 2013) at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew Knapp, officiating.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to Sevastopol School - Music Instrument Fund.
Online condolences and registration may be offered at http://www.huehnsfuneralhome.com/.