ROGER E. SCHUETTE, M.M., 96 ROCKFORD - Roger E. Schuette, M.M., 96, of Rockford, died at 10:16 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born December 13, 1917, in Ableman, Wis., the son of Paul W. and Martha (Vorlop) Schuette. Graduated from Reedsburg High School in Reedsburg, Wis. and received his B.S. degree in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Married May W. Wheeler in Brodhead, Wis., on June 6, 1946; she died March 26, 2005. Roger worked as an engineer for Barber Colman for 42 years, retiring in 1981. He was an active member of Second Congregational Church, where he served as church treasurer for seven years, a board member for five years and volunteered over 1,000 hours installing the new church organ after the fire in 1979. Roger was also a member of Forest Hills Country Club, where he and his wife, May, enjoyed playing golf together for many years. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, Freeport Scottish Rite, and 39-year member of the Tebala Shrine Temple. He is survived by many nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Evan and Paul Schuette. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Second Congregational Chapel, 318 N. Church St., Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Congregational Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. To send a condolence, please visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 26 to June 27, 2014