Roger Schenzel

Roger Schenzel, of Wausau, Wisconsin, passed away on April 25, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.  He was known to family and friends as “Robin Lee”. Roger was born on August 3, 1932, to parents, Otto and Norma, in Merrill, Wisconsin.  Roger spent his career as an entertainer.  Remembered for his signature songs Pretty Patty, The Puppet and song Sugar Plum, which charted in the top 100 in the nation.  He was a member of the bands The Lavenders and The Royal Host and was even presented with the key to the city by the mayor of Minneapolis.  In recognition of his accomplishments, he received the lifetime Achievement Award from the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in Wausau, Wisconsin.  He also served in the U.S. Army from 1952 ~ 1954, during the Korean War.

Roger is survived by his wife Karen; their daughter Melody; his daughter Karrye and son-in-law Patrick; his daughter Tammy; and his grandchildren Johnathan, Paul and Kenzie.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time.  On line condolences may be expressed at MWCS.WS

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