March 28, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Roger E. Landvatter, 80, passed away unexpectedly Monday March 26 at his residence. He was born on November 23, 1937 in Port Washington to Earl and Adelia (nee Rieke) Landvatter.
He was raised in Fillmore and graduated from Random Lake High School Class of 1955. On January 31, 1959, Roger married Barbara Johann at St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend and began their family.
Roger served in the US Army in Germany during the early 60’s and was a member of American Legion Post 36. He later was the owner and operator of Barton TV in Barton.
Roger’s hobbies were; fishing, woodworking, camping, listening to Polka music, playing Pickle Ball, boating, bicycling, and from his earlier years he played softball until he was in his 70’s.
Roger is survived by his wife Barbara, his children; Jacalyn (Larry) Rauch, Richard, and Chad (Jennifer), his grandchildren; Alex (Alyssa) Rauch, Haley (fiancé Cole Myhra) Rauch, Danille (Charlie) Rochwite, Brad Anderson, Nathan and Evan Landvatter. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law; Mary Wolf and Sheryl (Richard) Prost, brothers-in-law; Michael Johann, Lawrence Mezera, Ken (Chris) Berkel, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law David Wolf, sisters-in-law Kathleen Mezera and Sandra Johann-Berkel.
A Memorial Service for Roger will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W Paradise Dr. West Bend). Visitation will be held Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 pm.