Roger L. Graveen, 82, town of Cassel, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in the Palliative Care Unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born at home on October 7, 1938 in the town of Cleveland, son of the late Leonard and Helen (Wiesman) Graveen. On May 13, 1961, he was united in marriage to Leila Krueger at St. John Lutheran Church, Rib Falls. She survives.
Roger graduated from Stratford High School in 1956. He proudly served his county in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to farm turkeys with his father and brother in the Town of Emmet. He also worked as a semi-truck driver for Prime Source in Wausau, retiring after 30 years. Following his retirement from driving truck, he was employed part-time with National Car at the airport for nine years.
Among his favorite pastimes, Roger was an avid hunter, and loved fishing and camping with family and friends. He had a deep and unconditional love for his family. He will be remembered for his kindness and his ability to make people laugh, a real “jokester”.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Leila; three children, Russell (Theresa) Graveen, Rib Mountain, Jeffrey Graveen, Wausau and Sue Ellen Goodin, Weston; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Jessie) Graveen, Jamie (Jon) Cooley, Joseph Goodin, Matthew (Amber) Goodin and David Goodin; seven great-grandchildren, Calvin, Ben, George, Charlie, Ellie, Carter and Emmalynn; one sister, Carol Blawat, Saint Francis, WI; one sister-in-law, Jeannine Graveen, Edgar; and many nieces and nephews. Roger is also survived by one aunt, Harriet (Bunny) Bossom, Mosinee.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Graveen; and his brother-in-law, Harry Blawat.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Stratford. Rev. Doris Ruben will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Edgar. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Face masks will be required to attend.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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