Roger was born to Robert Mittenzwei and Darlene (Brugge) Mittenzwei on March 22, 1952. He passed away on November 7, 2021, at the age of 69 surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Darlene, step-mother Janice Mittenzwei, brother Ronald Brugge, and grandson Peter Mittenzwei. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Mary (Wiese) Mittenzwei, his children, Isaac (Candice) Mittenzwei, Jodi (Bryan) Hoban, and Nicholas (Ann) Mittenzwei, grandchildren Angelica, Mercedes, Bailee, Adam, and Gretchen, great-grandchildren William and Charlie, and sister Linda (Dave) Pettit.
Roger served as a Scout leader for both Pack and Troop 458. As Scoutmaster he had 13 Scouts that earned their Eagle Scout rank. He also had numerous Scouts that earned their Catholic religious emblems. Later in life, he shared his love of farming and 4-H with his granddaughters Angelica, Mercedes, and Bailee helping them win multiple blue ribbons at the Lincoln County Fair. He was a member of First United Methodist Church serving as a member on the board of trustees for 12 years and as a Sunday School teacher. Roger was a fan of Wisconsin collegiate and professional sports, he also enjoyed hunting and making maple syrup. Roger believed that birthdays and other important events should be celebrated with pie and not cake.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston for the care they provided to Roger.
The funeral service for Roger will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, 903 Third Street, Wausau. Please park in the parking lot on Fulton Street and enter the church from there. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday, November 12, from 3:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. and will resume at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Marathon City, WI. The service will be live-streamed for immediate viewing, and recorded for future viewing and may be found on the funeral home website, under the obituary.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, the family requests that donations be made to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Children's Wisconsin Foundation MS 3050 P.O. Box 1997 Milwaukee, WI 53201.
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