Harold Rimel

Rimel, Harold "Roger"

Harold "Roger" "PeeWee" Rimel, 68, of Oakfield, took up residence in Heaven, compliments of our Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at St. Agnes Hospital, where he was a patient since September 11, 2012.

He was born on August 9, 1944, in Fond du Lac, a son of Harold F. and Dolores E. Patt Zubrod.

Roger graduated from Horace Mann High School, North Fond du Lac, in 1962.

On June 27, 1964, he was united in marriage to Susan M. Candlish.

Roger was a disabled retired firefighter, Local 400, Fond du Lac.

He was a member of Oakfield United Methodist Church and a lifelong member of the North Fond du Lac Archery Club, Mt. Morris. Roger was an avid sportsman and fisherman and loved to be out on the water fishing with his special fishing buds, Harvey Mincey, Carla Miller, and son-in-law, Christopher Bass.

He is survived by his loving wife, Suzie "Tootzee"; three daughters: Dawn (Christopher) Bass of Fond du Lac, Shawn (Raymond) Beebe of Fond du Lac, and Yvawn (Cole) Patterson of Boerne, TX; 11 grandchildren: Robyn, Nicole and Kristen Retzleff, Brittany, Nicholas and Karissa Beebe, Susan and Billy Kendrick, Harlee Adkins and Isabella and Coleton Patterson; three stepgrandchildren: Summer Berg, Krystle Boden, and Timothy (Amanda) Hole; six great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. Roger is further survived by a sister, Donna (Rev. Bud) Wilburn of Mt. Ida, AR, and two "grand puppies".

He was preceded in death by his parents; two stepfathers: Elmer Rimel and Lester Doering;

a half-brother, Charles Rimel and three grandchildren: Brandon Beebe and two Angels.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Oakfield United Methodist Church, 220 Main Street, Oakfield, with Rev. Jim Droste officiating, followed by a time of fellowship.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday at church from noon until the time of service.

A private family committal will be in Rienzi Cemetery.

Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family, www.machfuneralchapel.com.

Roger's final gift of selflessness was given in the form of being an organ/tissue donor.

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Nov. 23, 2012