Roger R. Kolweier, 47, of O'Fallon, Ill., born Oct. 12, 1967, in Nashville, Ill., died May 28, 2015, as a result of a tragic job site accident in Edwardsville, Ill.
Roger grew up in Okawville and graduated from Okawville Community High School. He was a heavy equipment operator and was working at Keller Construction. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers in the Local 520. He was an IHSA basketball official, and attended Faith Family Church in Shiloh, where he served on the security team and as an usher. He was a loving and caring husband, father and "Papa", and he valued his wife and their children. Considered a jack-of-all-trades, he was quick to lend a helping hand to neighbors and friends. Roger was a hard-worker, he had a good sense of humor, and a strong faith in God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Vera, nee Blumhorst, Kolweier; his daughter, Lindsay Stock; his father-in-law, Eugene Groesbeck; and his godfather, Uncle Roy Kolweier.
Surviving are his wife, Shelley, nee Groesbeck, Kolweier of O'Fallon; his son, Jordan, of the home, in O'Fallon; daughters, Bailey Kolweier, and Stephanie (Ron) Hinton of Florissant, Mo.; sons, Jason (Lindsey) Stock of Sioux City, Iowa and Adam (Joslyn) Stock of Hampton, Iowa; grandchildren, Zalaya, Jyryn, Destynie, Nikiera, Emerson, Hudson, Morgan, Jayden, and Ashton; siblings, Raymond (Sandra), Ruth Ann (Gary) Richards, Robert "Cowboy" (Sue), Ronnie (Sharon), and Rhonda Faye (Glen) Isringhaus; brothers-in-law, Steve Groesbeck of Texas. Doug (Denise) Groesbeck of California, and Brent (Linda) Groesbeck of California; mother-in-law, Maxine Groesbeck; special aunt and wife of his godfather, Marie Kolweier; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many dear church friends.
The family kindly wishes, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to a college fund for his son Jordan. Please sign the guestbook at www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2015, at Faith Family Church, 704 N. Green Mount Road, Shiloh, Ill.; and after 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the church.
Funeral: Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Faith Family Church, Shiloh, with Pastors John Temple and Paul Fernandes officiating. As per Roger's wishes, cremation will follow.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 31, 2015