Eldert Roewer, age 92, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013.
He was born January 19, 1921 in Westfield Township, Sauk County, WI, the son of Edward Roewer and Emma (Geffert) Roewer. Eldert was baptized, confirmed and attended the parochial school at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville. He graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1939. He then went to LaCrosse, attended WBU where he remained four years until being drafted during World War II. He served 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Army, the 13th ARmored Division, spending eight months in Germany. He also served three years with the Army Reserves. In October 2011 Eldert proudly participated in the Honor Flight.
Eldert was employed by Wisconsin Power and Light Company for thirty-nine years, retiring in January 1986. Eldert was a life member of Lachmund-Cramer V.F.W. Post 7694, the WPL Pioneers Club and the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club. He also served on the Prairie du Sac Cemetery board for many years. He volunteered at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital and delivered meals for the Commission on Aging for twenty years, and worked elections for the Village of Prairie du Sac for many years. He was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac serving at various times on the church council.
Eldert and Zona Stapelmann were united in marriage on March 11, 1950, enjoying 63 years of marriage. Together they enjoyed their many travels, nightly cribbage games, as well as rooting for their favorite teams (Packers, Brewers and Badgers).
Eldert is survived by his wife, Zona; daughter, Sandra; son, John (Connie); grandchildren, Melissa (Christopher), Joe (Tara), Jamie (Justin) and Dan; great-grandchildren, Noah, Greyson, Kyle and Emily. He is further survived by a brother-in-law, Henry; sisters-in-law, Donna, Helen and Jean; along with other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald; brothers-in-law, Stanley, Paul, Bob and Leo; and sister-in-law, Luella.
Funeral services will be held at ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 100 Oak St., Prairie du Sac, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 with Pastor Fred Rilling officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in the Prairie du Sac Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Lachmund-Cramer V.F.W. Post 7694. Following burial a luncheon will be held in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
Eldert's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Tom Varley, Home Health United Hospice, and the staff at The Pines.