Roger Nuske

January 18, 1939 – October 11, 2017
Funeral Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

Roger E. Nuske, 78, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday October 11, 2017, 9:35 pm at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Visitation will be Sunday October 15, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Washburn. Funeral services will be Monday 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Toluca, with an hour prior visitation. The Rev. Carla Rush will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Toluca. Memorials may be made to Illinois CancerCare Foundation in Peoria or to the Washburn Fire & Ambulance Departments or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Roger was born January 18, 1939 in Coleman, Wisconsin to Edward and Lucile (Hoffman) Nuske.
Surviving are his sisters, Jeanette Nuske and Betty Meister, both of Washburn, two sister-in-law’s, Lois Nuske, of Washburn and Betty Ann Nuske, of Hennepin, Four nieces, Jeanne (Jim) Meister-Logajan, of Dexter, OR, Debbie Nuske, of Peoria, Jayne (Russ) Yount, of Benson, Judy (Marty) Moreno, of Granville, four nephews, Mike (Sharyl) Nuske, of Morton, Ed (Amy) Meister, of St. Louis, MO, Joe (Gina) Nuske, of LaSalle, and Larry Zoss, of Tremont, two great nephews, Andy Yount, of Benson and Colton Nuske, of LaSalle, one great-great nephew, Noah Lewis, of Morton, three great-nieces, Sarah (Doug) Lewis, of Morton, Becky Zoss, of Tremont, Melissa Yount, of Minot, ND, one step great-niece, Jenna (Scott) Buffington, of Morton.
His parents, two brothers, Elmer and Don Nuske, a sister, Doris Nuske, two nieces, Linda (Nuske) Zoss and Maggi Nuske, one nephew, Jerry Nuske, and a great-nephew, Thomas Yount, and one brother-in-law, Raymond Meister, preceded him in death.
Roger graduated from Low-Point-Washburn High School, class of 1958. He had served his country in the United Sates Army, stationed in France. While in the Army he graduated from the mechanical school with the highest honors.
Roger began his working career working with his father as a cheese maker at the Supreme Dairy Cheese factory in Washburn. He later went on to work for Charles Van DeVeer painting and cabinetry. He then owned and operated Nuske Sales & Service in Washburn for many years.
Roger enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing with his brother Don’s family, traveling in the motorhome to visit family, wintering in Florida, trips to Wisconsin and smelt runs. He especially enjoyed the “office meetings” at Dean’s Repair Shop.