Roger L. Brey, age 91 years, of rural Hillsboro, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Elroy Health Services after a brief illness.
He was born at home in Ontario to Harry and Lela (Wurster) Brey on February 3, 1931. He grew to adulthood in the Ontario and Hillsboro areas, graduating from Ontario High School in 1949. He worked from his brother-in-law’s saw mill before serving in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic during the Korean War. After his military service, he purchased a small farm in rural Ontario.
He was united in marriage to Carol Vaningan on February 26, 1960 in Waukon, Iowa. They farmed for a short time in rural Ontario before moving to a farm in the Mount Tabor area, where he spent the remainder of his life.
Roger and Carol had two children, Brenda (Greg) Gnirk and Steven (Melissa) Brey.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his grandchildren, Walter, Angela (Brian Tate), Matthew (Amanda) and Allison (Sam Lecheler) and his great grandchildren, Sophia, MacKenzie, Lucas, Fiona, Lily and Aria and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, seven siblings and their spouses, nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro.
The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting with arrangements.
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