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Roger "Gentle Ben" Salzwedel

September 17, 1950 — August 21, 2017

Roger Salzwedel, age 66 of Neillsville, WI, friend to all stranger to none, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI.   Roger Dale Salzwedel was born on September 17, 1950 in Marshfield, WI the son of Elroy and Velda (Kiddoo) Salzwedel. He graduated from Granton High School in 1968 and became the field operator for the Midwest Industrial Council of Carpenters working in the area all of his life.   He is survived by four children, Michael (Rayna) Salzwedel of Cameron, NC, Carmen (Jeff) Schweiger of Loyal, WI, Erin (Jamie) Gardner of Greenwood, WI and Angela (Coty) Montgomery of Neillsville, WI, nine grandchildren, Zackary, Dacotah, Magnus, Oliver, Roslin, Riggin, Avery, Gavyn and Nolyn, his parents, Elroy and Velda Salzwedel, nine siblings, Linda Scheel, Sandy (Dave) Ellis, Larry (Jackie) Salzwedel, Debbie Rosandich, Susan (Jeff) Ludwig, Jalaine (Steve) Specht, Robin (DuWayne) Zinthefer, William (Jenny) Salzwedel and Jeff (Melissa) Salzwedel and many nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, James Scheel, two nephews, Troy and Jamie Scheel, a niece, Nicole Rosandich and other grandparents.   A Memorial Service for Roger will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home. Following the service, a reception will be held at the American Legion in Neillsville.   Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.   The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Roger’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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Friday, August 25, 2017

9:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

4 S Grand Ave, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Friday, August 25, 2017

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Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

4 S Grand Ave, Neillsville, WI 54456

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