Roger Kylmanen Obituary, Death– Carl and Gladys (Hoseth) Kylmanen welcomed their son Roger into the world on September 17, 1955 in Columbus, Wisconsin. He was raised in the country, playing sports and going on fishing trips on the Rock River with his five brothers and sisters. His family eventually moved to Jefferson’s Center Street, where he spent his summers bicycling to the pool. Roger attended Jefferson East Elementary and Jefferson High School, where he received his diploma. He played basketball, baseball, and tennis with his buddies in the neighborhood during his whole youth.
Roger discovered his passion in Jefferson County after experimenting with many professional options, which included working at Jefferson Radio & TV Clinic. He started his career in the Human Services Division, moved to the Parks Division, and, after 21 years of service, retired as the Fair Park Supervisor. His coworkers appreciated and respected him for his commitment to making the Jefferson County Fair Park an unforgettable place. For 20 years, Roger was a committed member of the Jefferson Lions Club, where he served as president, Sargent of arms, membership chairman, and participated in a number of fundraising initiatives.
When Roger met Daisy on a blind date in September 1997, it forever altered his course in life. Their first connection developed into a committed relationship that was built upon making priceless moments with friends and family. They took great pleasure in arranging several get-togethers at their house that were jovial and friendly. They enjoyed playing cards, eating together, and taking wonderful cruises. In addition to having a remarkable aptitude for mending things, Roger was also always willing to assist people in need.
Daisy, Roger’s devoted wife, and his daughters Kyle and MacKenzie are left behind. His stepgrandchildren Carsyn and Clayton Stoiber as well as his stepchildren Krista (Chris) Stoiber and Corey Beck (fiancé Brittany Gajewski) will miss him dearly. He also leaves a large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives in addition to his loving siblings Beverly (Jeff) Heidel, Shirley Fisher (David Gackenbach), John (Judy), Dale (Maureen), and Diane (Jim). Carl and Gladys Kylmanen, Roger’s parents, died before him.
Roger’s life will be honored at Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson on June 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. Participants are urged to wear jeans, as Roger always favored, and share tales and recollections of Roger. A brief visiting will be held at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Jefferson on Saturday, July 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. A service will start at 11:00 a.m., and there will thereafter be a luncheon.