Roger E. Nehmer

  • Born: September 18, 1930
  • Died: June 16, 2019
  • Location: Columbus, Wisconsin

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Columbus, WI 53925

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Roger E. Nehmer, 88, of Columbus passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Columbus Nursing and Rehab. Center.

Roger was born the son of Alvin and Selma (Jahnke) Nehmer on September 18, 1930 in Columbus. He served his country in the U.S. Army and later was active with the Army Reserves. Roger was employed with Metal-Fab for 30 years until his retirement as plant manager. He was a lifelong member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. Roger enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, fishing and gathering hickory nuts.

Roger is survived by his sister, Doris Freidrick of Milwaukee; his brother, William (Merle) Nehmer of Columbus; and further survived by step-children, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Lester and Alvin Nehmer Jr.; and his sister, Ruth Altschwager.

It was Roger's wish that private family graveside services be held at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

Condolence & Memory Journal

With my full sympathy for my grandpa Rodgers passing. He will be missed. I enjoyed all the things that he taught me about fishing and all the times at the cottage in Briggsville on Lake Mason as well as his home in Elba Heights.

Posted by Chris Hansen - Morrisonville, WI - Grandchild   June 21, 2019

We were Roger's neighbor for the past 20 years. He was amazing at keeping his home and grounds in great shape. I'll never forget seeing him climbing up his 2-story, slanted roof...just a few years ago. I made my husband run over to help him but he said he'd been climbing silos since he was a kid and didn't need any help! (I don't think he added...from a city boy, but I'll bet that's what he was thinking!) I also appreciated the way he drove so cautiously down the street, always looking for kids who might be on the road and giving a wave. Thank you, Roger for setting a great example of how to live independently until we're ready to say "adieu". Rest in peace! - Frank & Patti Statz

Posted by Frank Statz - Columbus, WI - Neighbor   June 20, 2019

God Bless You Roger {Dad), Your Stepson Bob Hansen

Posted by Robert Hansen - Montello, WI - Son   June 20, 2019

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