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In Memory of

Francis Joseph Roggenbuck

September 29, 1932 - November 30, 2016

Obituary


Francis Joseph “Joe” Roggenbuck, age 84, fondly remembered as “Roggie,” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Mary Patricia Hayes.



Joe leaves behind his high school sweetheart, and loving wife of 63 years, Kathy Roggenbuck; children, Jeanne Guedry and her husband Norm, Janet Northup and her husband Bobby, Johnny Roggenbuck and his wife Susan, Joanne Chase and her husband Marc, Jolene Langhorne and her husband Kelly, and Jimmy Roggenbuck and his wife Kristal, and 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many nephews...

Francis Joseph “Joe” Roggenbuck, age 84, fondly remembered as “Roggie,” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Mary Patricia Hayes.



Joe leaves behind his high school sweetheart, and loving wife of 63 years, Kathy Roggenbuck; children, Jeanne Guedry and her husband Norm, Janet Northup and her husband Bobby, Johnny Roggenbuck and his wife Susan, Joanne Chase and her husband Marc, Jolene Langhorne and her husband Kelly, and Jimmy Roggenbuck and his wife Kristal, and 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.



Joe was born in Cushing, Oklahoma. He graduated high school at Holy Family Cathedral School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While in school Joe met Mary Kathleen Ritchie, and they married when Joe was 20 years old. After he married, he moved to San Antonio with $200 dollars in his pocket and started working as an aircraft mechanic at Slick Airways. During his time at Slick Airways, Joe went to school at Spartan Aeronautical School. He went to work at American Airlines as a flight engineer shortly after graduating. He retired after 40 years with the company. In his free time, Joe loved to fish, spend time with his family and tend to his 100 acre farm in Decatur, TX. Joe loved to fix things, he would keep and repair everything from Christmas lights to chainsaws. He owned a 1940’s Model A John Deere Tractor, his baby, which he kept working throughout his life. Joe was dedicated to his wife, his children and to the Catholic Church. He was loved and will be missed.



In Joe’s honor, the family is requesting that donations be made to Catholic Charities USA to help reduce poverty in our country. Donations may be made at www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org/Donate.