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Roger Wennlund


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Roger Wennlund Obituary
DeKALB - Roger Wennlund, 86, of DeKalb died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center in DeKalb.
He was born May 9, 1928, in DeKalb, the son of Hjalmer and Neva (Peterson) Wennlund. Roger married Sonia Metzl on Aug. 19,1950, at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb. He graduated from DeKalb High School in 1945. In 1950, he received his bachelor's degree in education, then in 1962 received his master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University. Roger taught at Sycamore Jr. High School from 1952 until 1985 where he also coached freshman/sophomore football, basketball, baseball and track. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. During his summers off from teaching, he worked as a ranger at Rocky Mountains National Park for 24 years.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia of DeKalb; grandchildren, Ryan, Anna, Devan Wennlund; daughter-in-law, Anita Wennlund; and sister-in-law, Claire White.
He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Dana Louise Zastrow; son, Dale Wennlund; and sister, Lucille Bush.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. A memorial visitation will be held after the service until 2 pm at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the family.
For information or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.olsonfh.com or 815-895-6589.
Published in Daily Chronicle on June 5, 2014
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