William E. Roerig
May 31, 1923 - March 19, 2015
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400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Monday 3/23, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
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Kaukauna, WI 54130
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Bill Roerig of Kaukauna passed from this earth to his heavenly home on March 19, 2015, surrounded by his family. Bill was 91. He was born May 31, 1923 in Greensboro, North Carolina, son of the late William L. and Elsa (Blieferknicht) Roerig. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War…

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Peter L. Mischler left a message on September 5, 2015:
Sorry it took so long to hear of his passing, but he is often in my thoughts. He has influenced a lot in my (and sure many other's) life. When my son's teacher asked "Name one person who knew what they were actually going to do when they graduated High School." I raised my hand and said "I knew by the end of my Freshman year of High School that I would be a Mechanical Engineer", but the strange thing is that I think Bill knew even sooner and helped guide me that way. Like when he invited myself and one other sophomore to go on the Junior/Senior trip to Engineering Days in Madison (both of us ended up going there for Engineering - his foresight or influence?). I still use his stories/sayings today (though I think I might have modified slightly over the years) like "Don't fight Mother Nature, she will never change", "Don't assume things that can't be proven" and "Don't believe your eyes alone". I also remember when he was asked once why he became a teacher instead of an Engineer in Industry and he replied "If I can create or influence three Engineers who do even half of what I would have, then I have done more for the World then I could have alone." What a great philosphy! I am sure he did so with many more than three. Thank You Mr. Roerig and my condolences to those left behind. Always trying to do my "half", Peter L. Mischler
Pat and Jerry Van Hoof left a message on March 24, 2015:

Bill was a next door neighbor and good friend. So excited about finally finishing his airplane and just inches away from seeing it in the air. I am sure that he will be riding in it beside the pilot when he goes up and smiling at the Lord with a very big smile. What a great accomplishment. A kind person who truly loved Norma. What a great life they had for 11 years. We will miss you and our fish friy nights.

Mark Heindel left a message on March 23, 2015:

My most influential teacher of all time. He had a passion for teaching those who wanted to learn. I frequently referred to him when encouraging other young people to pursue careers in manufacturing. I'm glad he finally completed his airplane.

Julie & Lloyd Coenen left a message on March 21, 2015:

What a great and wonderful man! He was a friend of my father\'s (Karl) from church and taught my husband and my children at KHS. We were honored to renew our friendship years later; he still recalled our family\'s names. He always had a great smile, I think mostly due to the great love of his wonderful wife, Norma. I know he will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Our deepest sympathies go out to all family and friends. All our love and concern. Lloyd & Julie (Piepenburg) Coenen

Darryl Thon left a message on March 21, 2015:

"Wild Bill" was my favorite teacher at Kaukauna High School. I literally took EVERY Industrial Arts class that he taught. From freshman-year basic shop....to Machine Tool Technology, to Metal Fabrication. His "shop" knowledge, and patience with students was legendary. We should ALL be so fortunate as to live such a long and meaningful life. GODSPEED Mr. Roerig.

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Jim Van Hoof left a message on November 30, -0001:

The Real Deal

\ Wild Bill Roerig\"

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