Roger F. Hanneman

Roger F. Hanneman, 81, of Merrill, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at his home.

Roger was born November 25, 1942, in Wausau, son of Elmer and Berdina (Wendt) Hanneman. He married Darlene Doering on April 3, 1964, in Pine City, Minnesota. She preceded him in death on February 24, 2020. Roger started his career as a school bus driver and eventually became an over-the-road truck driver. He started Roger Hanneman Trucking in the early 1980’s and ran that business for more than thirty years.

Roger enjoyed fishing and hunting, and woodworking. He loved spending time working on his lawn and driving his lawnmower. Roger was very handy with mechanical projects and was always able to help; he knew a little bit about everything. Above all, Roger loved his family.

Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Wendorf (David Fischer) of Menominee, MI and Kris (Austin) Wagner of Edgar; sons, Scott (Amy) Hanneman of Gleason and Jim (Diana) Hanneman of Merrill; grandchildren, Jaclyn (Bryan Reiter) Wendorf-Reiter, Jordan Wendorf, Steve (Eryn) Hein, Douglas (Emily) Wagner, Crystal (Nick) Allmann, Aly (Cole) Matz, Wilson Hanneman, Kyle (Cassandra) Graveen, and Bryce Graveen (Briana Minjarez); great grandchildren, Camden, Jaxon, Rocsen, Zander, Olivia, Hayden, Reid, and Tianna; sister, Carol (John) Nortman of Black River Falls; and brothers, DuWayne (Karen) Hanneman of Antigo, Kenneth Hanneman of Yuma, AZ, and Glen (Marsha) Hanneman of Illinois. Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Hanneman; and parents, Elmer and Berdina Hanneman.

The memorial service for Roger will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 17, 2024, at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill. Rev. David Szeto will officiate. The family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 A.M. Friday at the church. The burial will take place in Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery, Merrill. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family.

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