Roger J. Willemsen, age 67, passed away Friday February 25, 2011 at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale Az. He was born November 12, 1943 in Green Bay Wi. Roger attended Reek School and graduated from Walworth High School. After serving with the Wisconsin National Guard he was employed and later became owner and president of A.O. Bauer Glass in Delavan until his retirement in 2006. Roger married Betty Bauer December 28, 1979 and after a long battle with cancer she preceded him in death, December 2, 1991. He lived and worked in the Delavan community and in 1993, he married Donna Hulls. He was the love of her life as she was of his.
Roger was one of the founders of Community Bank of Delavan and served on the Board of Directors from the onset. He took great pride in the growth of the bank and was one of its biggest supporters.
Roger will be sadly missed by his wife of almost 18 years, Donna; 5 step-children, Steven (Linda) Bauer of Delavan, Allan (Jennifer) Bauer of Delavan, Christopher (Jennifer) Hulls of Deerfield,Il., Tim Hulls of Wauconda, Il., Jay (Katie) Hulls of Wauconda, Il. 8 grandchildren; Brad, Nathan and Kaylin Bauer; Adam, Emily and Ben Bauer; Anna and Charles Hulls. 2 sisters; Jeannine (Albert) Reynolds of Lewisville Tx. and Joyce (James) Bethke of Walworth. 1 brother; Peter (Kathy) of Delavan. Also many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Florence. wife, Betty Bauer and 1 niece, Pam Hawkins.
Funeral Mass will be 11:00am, Friday March 4, 2011 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Delavan. Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm Thursday March 3, 2011 at the Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan. Burial will be at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Memorials in Roger's name may be made to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center in Phoenix Az. or Condgon Park Fund in Delavan. MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan is assisting the family. visit us at monroefh.com
We remember not his death, but his life, and the many ways that his love and devotion changed us all. He taught us so many lessons through his quiet words, his gentle actions and his loving spirit.