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Roger Lemnus, 73, of Pleasant Prairie, died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at United Hospital Systems, Kenosha Campus.
He was born in Kenosha on June 2, 1940, he was the son of Raymond and Leona (Hosier) Lemnus. He attended local schools and graduated from Bradford High School in 1958. Roger attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he received his Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters Degree and Specialist Certificate in School Administration.
On Aug. 20, 1966, he married Inez Plautz at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in the Town of Berlin in Marathon County, Wis. Roger was employed for 32 years as a teacher and then as a principal with the Zion Elementary School District #6, retiring in 1994. He then spent an additional six years working as an administrator at McKinley Middle School in Kenosha.
Roger served the community as a volunteer medic and EMT with the Scout Leaders Rescue Squad since 1975. He was also a past member of the school board of KUSD where he served two terms. He was an active lay leader at St. Marys Lutheran Church where he served on many committees, the church council and as a past president of the congregation.
Survivors include his wife, Inez of Pleasant Prairie; two daughters, Sarah (Richard) Sovitzky of Milwaukee and Martha (James) Kannas of Brookfield, nine grandchildren and a brother, Roy of St. Petersburg, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Roger will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at St. Marys Lutheran Church with interment to follow at Green Ridge Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mitchell Ziarko for his professional and compassionate care to Roger over many years.
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Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home - Kenosha
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Published online at KenoshaNews.com from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2014