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Joseph Roggenkamp
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga
Onaga, KS

 Joseph H. Roggenkamp, 84, of Onaga, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Community Hospital in Onaga.  
 
He was born June 27, 1929 at Wheaton, the son of Otto and Johanna Maskil Roggenkamp.  He attended Wheaton schools.
 
Joe was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He was a diesel mechanic aboard the U.S.S. Bairoko Aircraft Carrier during the Korean Conflict.  He served in the South Pacific, based out of Sasebo, Japan.
 
He was a farmer and a stockman and had worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation for twenty-five years, retiring in 1991.
 
Joe was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga, Wheaton-Onaga Knights of Columbus Council No. 3185, and had been a charter member of the former Wheaton Council.  He received a sixty year membership pin from the Knights in 2008.  He was also a member of Onaga V.F.W. Post No. 7772 and Onaga American Legion Post No. 85.
 
He married Elizabeth "Betty" Rombeck on August 23, 1951 at Frankfort.  She died May 28, 2001.
 
Joe was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Marcellus Roggenkamp and Jerry Roggenkamp, and two sisters, Marge Annan and Leona Berges.
 
Survivors include five sons, Matthew Roggenkamp (Diane), Timothy Roggenkamp (Linda), Joseph M. Roggenkamp (Cindy), and Mike Roggenkamp, all of Onaga, and Les Roggenkamp (Donna), Indianola, NE; five daughters, Patricia Maas (Joe) and Karen Morton (Steve), all of Frankfort, Janet Roggenkamp, Manhattan, Joan Bischler (Mike), Parkville, MO and Ann Hobart (Mark), Topeka; a brother, Paul Roggenkamp, Wheaton, a sister, Geraldine Keating, Alburquerque, NM; twenty-eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.  Burial with military honors will follow in St. Michael's Catholic  Cemetery at Wheaton.  Joe will lie in state until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga.  He will lie in state after 4:00 p.m. at the church, where a rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m., followed by visitation.  Memorials are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 312, Onaga, 66521.  On-line condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com