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OBITUARY | Roger E. Kaschner, 77, of the Town of Jackson

May 13, 2024 – Washington Co., WI – Roger E. Kaschner, 77, of the Town of Jackson, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, after a long and courageous fight with cancer at the Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1947, in Milwaukee to the late Roman and Ruth (nee Heidtke) Kaschner.


He was a lifelong resident of the Town of Jackson. After graduating from high school, he entered the United States Army and served one year in Vietnam as a front-line infantryman in the war. Following his discharge, he returned home and began his tool-and-die schooling at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend.

After completing a five-year apprenticeship, he continued employment as a tool maker for 19 years. For eight of those years, he owned and managed his own shop. He then spent 27 years employed at Willer Tool and Die in Jackson, retiring at the age of 68.

On June 14, 1969, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Knuth at Covenant Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

He was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, helping in many areas of need. He served on the Trinity Board of Education and Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Board. While in business, he held memberships in the Society of Plastic Engineers and the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce.

He always enjoyed traveling with his wife. They traveled with their family or their special group of friends throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico. He regularly got together with family or card club friends to play sheepshead and socialize. He enjoyed playing pickleball and liked to grow succulent and cactus plants. Above all else, spending time with his family was the best part of his life.

His family includes his wife, Marilyn; their children: Nathan (Georgina) Kaschner of Sherwood, Lynda (Stuart) Kissinger of Jackson and Kimberly (Joseph) Kuckuk of West Bend; grandchildren: Gavin, Savannah, Boe, Sabastian, Shane and Theodore; 1 sister Ruthanne (John) Geldon; 2 brothers: the late William (Janice) Kaschner and Daniel (Mary) Kaschner; 1 brother-in-law Martin (Barbara) Knuth; 1 sister-in-law Marlene (William) Poellot; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2024, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1268 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend (Town of Jackson). Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday, May 31 from 2 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School are appreciated.

Schmidt Funeral Home

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

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