Roger E. Lundquist, 77, 516 N. 19th St., Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 22, 2010 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba.
He was born on May 8, 1933 in Menominee, MI, the son of Frank and Clara (Macco) Lundquist.Â Roger attended Stephenson High School and was active with basketball and football, graduating in 1951.Â He also attended Bay de Noc Community College.
Roger served in the Army beginning in 1954, he was in Japan for 18 months.Â He earned a National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged in 1956.
On May 25, 1957, Roger married Shirley Sauers at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba.
He was employed with the National Cash Register as a technician from 1957 until his retirement in 1990.
Roger was a lifetime member of the Escanaba Elks Lodge #354 and an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
He enjoyed bowling and participated for many years in the Elkâ€™s bowling leagues, four-wheeling and snowmobiling.Â Roger was an outdoorsman and loved being at camp.Â In his younger years, he played baseball and softball for many years and was also an avid deer hunter.Â He was always working with his hands and was a â€œMr. Fix-itâ€.
Among his survivors include his wife, Shirley Lundquist of Escanaba; two sons, Jeff (Patty) Lundquist of Escanaba and Mike Lundquist of Escanaba; two daughters, Diane (Randy) Massman of Waterford, WI and Debbie (Dave) Miller of Escanaba; grandchildren, Kyle Lundquist, Tara and Corey Massman, and Nicolas Miller; step grandson, Danny Weber; brother, Lawrence (Angeline); sister-in-law,Â Jean Lundquist; brothers and sisters- in-law, Glen (Frances) Payne and Buck (Susie) Castleberry; nieces, nephews, and cousins
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Clara Lundquist; stepfather, Clarence Turner; brothers, Ben and Clem (Lil); and brother-in-law, Dennis Sauers.
Visitation will be on Monday, June 28st from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba.Â The Delta County Veterans Council will have military rites at 4 p.m.Â The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church with Rev. Rick Courier officiating.
A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Lundquist family with arrangements.