Roger C. Remer
Sept 8th 1943—January 8th 2018
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA—Roger Charles Remer born on Sept 8th 1943 and went to his eternal home on January 8th 2018.
He was the son of Werner and Hazel (nee: Bodden)Remer and lived in Burlington most of his youth. He worked on farms and lived with is sister Molly (nee Remer) Gardinier and her husband Sam. He only had an eighth grade education until later in life he pursued and achieved his GED. He was very proud of this accomplishment.
Roger worked with Asplundh Tree Company for many years.
He was a proud union man and he would tell you this whether you wanted to know or not. He worked briefly for The Brass Works and with Continental Can. His true passion in life was the outdoors. He owned land in Northern Minnisota and would go there to get away and just be one with nature.
In 1963 he married Kathryn Kessler they had three daughters. This marriage ended in divorce. He then married Denise Hlavacek they also had a daughter and later divorced. Roger moved to Minnisota in the early 1980’s and met his wife Diane.
Roger was diagnosed with Pulminary Fibrosis and was forced to retire. In November 2005 he recieved a lung transplant. He outlived the life expantancy the Dr.s gave him by living 12 years with the transplant.
He is survived by his Daughters; Kelly (Edward) Stinefast, Kim ( John) Foglesong; Amy Pena, and Heather(Nikolaus) Weiss. Five Grandchildren and Three sisters, Marge Schultz, Mary (Marc) Lois and Barbara Remer. Three brothers Edward Remer, John Remer, and Ronald Remer.
He is preceeded in Death by his parents, a sister Marlene (Molly) Gardinier, Brother-in-Law Sam Gardinier, Brother-In-Law Wayne Schultz, Sister-in-Law Phyllis Remer, Sister-in-Law Barbara Remer, Step-Son Lee Taylor and granddaughter Ashley.
A celebration of life ceremony is being planned for April. Further details will be coming. Anyone wishing to may make donations in memory of Roger to the American Lung Association.