1923 - 2014
Miller Funeral Home
504 W Main St
West Dundee, IL
BARRINGTON - Jack Roeser, age 90, passed away on Friday. Jack was the youngest son of Irene and Otto Roeser. He was born in Chicago in 1923. He lived the "American Dream." As a young boy he designed free flight airplanes winning national championships. These experiences inspired him to become an engineer. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served as a Combat Engineer in the Philippines and was among the first soldiers to enter Japan after their surrender. Returning from the war he received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Illinois. Being an engineer's engineer he successfully founded three companies, the most recent OTTO Engineering, which he founded in his basement and has grown to 500 employees. He had always been active in American causes espousing the principles of freedom of the individual and small, moral government. He was an advocate for education reform believing that our public school system was destroying core values and not providing the skills children need to be moral and educated members of our American society. In 1994 he ran for the Republican nomination for Governor of Illinois and continued to further his political ideals through his political action committees, El Suenyo, The Family Taxpayer's Network and Champion News. He was the most consistent adherent to the conservative principles of American self government. Asked once how he wanted to be remembered he said, "citizen, soldier and father." He is survived by his wife, Jeannine, his three sons, Ron (Sue), Tom (Bette), Otto (Min) and his daughter, Jean (Rob) Runnfeldt and several grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his sisters Eileen and Ethel and his brothers, Bob and Howard. Family and Friends will gather for a Funeral Mass and Military Honors on Tuesday, at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Catherine of Siena Church, West Dundee. Private family burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove. Visitation will be on Monday, at OTTO Engineering, 100 S. Lincoln Ave., Carpentersville form 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday morning at St. Catherine of Siena Church, West Dundee from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the Mass. Please omit flowers, memorials are encouraged to either the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township, P.O.Box 173, Carpentersville, IL 60110 or the St. Elizabeth Parochial Catholic School, 4052 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60653. The Miller Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com. For info, please call 847-426-3436.

Published by Daily Herald from Jun. 15 to Jun. 16, 2014.
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Jack was a man who loved his country and his countrymen and strove to make the world a better place.
Jerry McGlothlin
May 22, 2017
There should be a special place in Heaven for Jack. He did so much to help so many for so long. His was a life well lived.
Bruce Donnelly
June 21, 2014
Dear Tom, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was one of a kind and I am so blessed to have met him and had several fun times with him.

John lost his dad a month ago and knows what a lost it is to lose a father.

Our hearts go out to you and all the Roeser family at this time.

God bless!

Camille and John Keller, Germantown Hills, IL.
June 17, 2014
To the family...
June 16, 2014
Dear family of Mr. Roeser, I turned on the radio this morning, expecting to hear him on Champion news. Then someone announced he was gone. It makes me very sad. He was one of the best examples of a human being possible. Bless him!
Noreen Haslinger
June 15, 2014
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