Roger William Green
Portage – Roger William Green, age 85, passed away peacefully at home with family in the early hours of January 4th, 2021.
Roger was born January 23rd, 1935 in Eau Claire to Harvey and Wilhelmine Green. Roger married his childhood sweetheart, Carmen Kromrey on May 30th, 1955 in Fall Creek. Roger served stateside in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from February of 1954 until January of 1955. Upon honorable discharge, Roger attended 2 years of Business Administration study at UW Eau Claire and pursued a career in finance beginning with Thorp Finance in Eau Claire, Bank of Madison, Citizens State Bank of Genoa City and Park Falls State Bank. He accepted a position as Assistant Vice-President of the Bank of Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton Branch Manager in 1968 when branch banking was enacted in Wisconsin. Ultimately Roger achieved a Graduate Degree at the UW Madison School of Banking in 1973. Roger was the original Baraboo National Bank Manager in Lake Delton as well.
A pillar of the Lake Delton community, Roger forged many close relationships with business owners and entrepreneurs in the Wisconsin Dells area. He served 28 years in Lake Delton banking before retiring in 1996. He also served as President of the Sauk County Bankers Association and President of the very active Lake Delton Lions Club. Roger was also an Auxiliary member of VFW Post 987 in Baraboo.
Roger is survived by his wife Carmen of 65 years, siblings Greg (Charlotte) of Alma, Yvonne Melville (Garth) of Fall Creek, Nancy Blomlie (Ken) of Chippewa Falls and Virgil (Betty) of Fall Creek, son Jonathan (Therese) of Hudson, daughter Suzanne Raimer (Thomas) of Fredonia, son David (Jill) of Portage, son Daniel (Angela) of Orlando, FL, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage. Memorial services will be private with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl officiating. Due to COVID-19 concerns, social distancing will be observed, masks required and provided, if necessary. Flag presentation will be by the VFW Dept. of Wisconsin State Commander Jason Johns. Inurnment will be at Trinity Cemetery, Fall Creek, WI, at a later date.
Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.