Obit: Nicks, Roger E. (1946 - 2012)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Burtard, Krause, Nicks, Ramminger
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 07/12/2012
Roger "Rog" E. Nicks, (23 FEB 1946 - 9 JUL 2012)
Roger "Rog" E. Nicks, age 66, of Withee, Town of Hammel, Medford area resident, passed away on Monday, July 9 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient the past three weeks, surrounded by his loving family. He passed away after a five year long, very courageous battle with cancer.
Roger was born on February 23, 1946 on the family farm in Clark County, to the late Walter E. Sr. and Elenora L. (Burtard) Nicks.
He graduated from Dor-Abby High School and eventually took over the family farm in Dorchester. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna M. Krause, on June 27, 1964, and they have three sons, Brian, Terry and Michael.
Roger drove truck for Farmers Union Co-op Transport in Stetsonville for a number of years, and then managed the company until purchasing his business, Nicks' Truck Repair and Sales in 1985. Roger had many interests and passions, none more than his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, antique tractors, auctions, breakfast social group at The Diner, and is remembered for his storytelling and making people smile.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Withee; three sons, Brian (Steph) of Withee, Terry (Bonnie) of Fall Creek and Mike (Susie) of Medford; nine grandchildren, Megan, Jessica, Kyle, Kasee, Brady, Cassandra, Alex, Riley and Tori Nicks; a brother, Walter (Lois) Nicks Jr. of Spring Valley, Ariz.; and mother-in-law, Marjorie (Ramminger) Krause of Dorchester. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Roger is preceded in death by his parents, and sisters-in-law, Mildred Ann Nicks and Norma Jean Krause.
There will be a Celebration of Roger's Life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, W7809 Apple Ave., in Medford. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rog's family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.hemerfuneralservice.com.
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