Roger R. Strean
Roger Royal Strean passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 15th, 2021 after enduring many years of health issues. He was finally reunited with his loving wife Shirley and daughter Sandra, who we are sure were waiting for him with open arms. The loss of “his girls” was something he couldn’t bear and he missed them both terribly.
Roger was born to Royal and Dorothy (Schultz) Strean on June 23, 1950. He was united in marriage on October 28th, 1972, to Shirley Gantner at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac.
He lived in Waucousta most of his life and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Campbellsport. Roger served in the U.S. Army from April 1970 to December 1971.
Roger and Shirley were self-employed, owning Roger Strean Aggregates, Strean’s Short Stop, and Roger’s Relics. He was a true fabricator at heart and enjoyed fixing and reselling cars.
Roger liked to play the slots at Potawatomi with Shirley and traveled to Las Vegas with her when they needed to get away. In 1985 he won the official Brewer bullpen car and only drove it on special occasions.
Roger enjoyed spending time with his sons, Royal and Dan, attending car shows and swap meets. They were regulars at Iola and Jefferson and looked forward to their time together every year. Roger endured his share of teasing and practical jokes from his daughters-in-law, Carrie and Katie, and enjoyed socializing in the shop with whoever happened to stop in that day.
Roger was blessed with five granddaughters, Rachel, Megan, Sarah, Maggie and Annie, and in better health would take them on adventures. You may have even seen him with them on the Tippin’ Pippin’ coaster in Green Bay! Papa ignored the rule about avoiding the ride if you had a heart condition. This was no surprise. Roger wasn’t a fan of many rules. In February, Roger was blessed with his first and only grandson, Nicholas Robert. To the delight of us all, we finally got a boy!
We always described Rog as “a little rough around the edges”, but deep down he was a softie who loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren and God. He was a character and will be missed.
Roger is survived by his sons Royal (Carrie), Dan (Katie); his grandchildren Rachel, Megan, Sarah, Margaret, Annabelle and Nicholas Strean, all of Waucousta: his brothers Allan (Sheila) Strean and Kevin (Tracy) Johnson, his sister Sharon Searl and sister-in-law Carol Strean; his brothers-in law and sisters-in law Bill Lee, Patty (Ken) Rickert, Jim (Jeannine) Gantner, Mike (Diane) Gantner, Jerry Gantner, Linda (Mike) Meisner, Tom (Chris) Gantner and Lisa (Bob) Schommer; extended family and many family friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his daughter Sandra, his parents Royal Strean and Dorothy Strean Johnson, his step father Bob Johnson, his brothers Duaine Strean and Robert Johnson, his father and mother-in-law Elmer and Erma Gantner, his sister-in-law Judy Lee and brothers-in-law Wesley Searl and Jim Crofts.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 350 S Helena Street with Rev. Paul Cerny officiating and burial immediately following at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church from 3:00 pm until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport is serving the family, with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.
We’d like to thank Laura Wood for her care of Roger in his final day. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to bring him home to be where he wanted to be. You were sent to us from above from “his girls”.