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Roger F. Prescher

Mar 01, 1933 - Aug 18, 2022


Roger F. Prescher, age 89, of Sheboygan, made his transition on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Countryside Manor in the Town of Sheboygan. He was born on March 1, 1933, in Sheboygan, the son of the late Walter and Alma Kohls Prescher.
Roger graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1952. He served his country for two years in U.S. Navy. On September 14, 1957, he was united in marriage to the love of his life Marilyn Thone, in Sheboygan. Marilyn preceded Roger in death on January 19, 2017.
Roger started his career with Great Lakes Homes in 1955, and eventually became head of engineering department. In 1963 Roger became the assistant manager of the Great Lakes Homes Ohio plant. Then in 1967, he joined Lee Realty as their home designer and obtained his real estate license. In 1982, he was associated with Great Wood Log Homes and designed many models. Roger and his son, Scott, then purchased Charcoal Inn on South 8th Street in 1983, adding the north side location on Geele Ave in 1987.
Roger retired in 1998 and enjoyed his lifelong love of golf. He had many good years playing with the “Legends” at Riverdale Golf Club. In 2005, his back problems affected his legs, and he could no longer play golf. Roger then took up the hobby of watercolor painting. He was proficient at it and sold his paintings around Sheboygan area. Roger loved to paint, and he enjoyed giving a lot of his work to relatives and friends.
Survivors include his son, Scott (Cheryl Tenpenny) Prescher, of Sheboygan; daughter, Mickey Kettering, of California; grandchildren, Tiffany Prescher (Benjamin Titus), of Pewaukee, Tristan (Joshua) Verbeten, of Madison, Bailey Kettering, of Redwood City, California, Jordan (Nicole) Kettering, of Newark, California, Brett Tenpenny, of Manitowoc, Shauna (Sean) Cheema, Palmyra, WI; great-grandchildren, Jameson Titus, Jagger, and Jovie Verbeten; sons-in-law, Dave Kettering, of Surprise, Arizona, and Joe Cunningham, of Manchester, New Jersey; two nieces, LeAnn Tevsh and Darla (Steve) Altman, both of Sheboygan. He is further survived by other relatives, friends, Bob Holler, Frank Schurer, and Jim Reinhart, and numerous golf buddies. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter, Debbie Cunningham, a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Roy Williams, and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Prescher.
A memorial service for Roger will be held on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan with Rev. Aubree-Lynn officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial Service

Date: Monday Aug 22, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Monday Aug 22, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Kim and Mark Bartolotta

We are heartbroken to hear News of Roger’s passing. ( we were on a long vacation) Our sincere condolences. Roger was the best neighbor we ever could’ve had on 18th St. We had a good time, great conversations great patio time, little snow plowing time :-), golf talk And I loved it when he showed off his art. There was a day that we had to tell him that we were moving, he asked us where, we told him Ozaukee County. He was sad but yet smiled and said you have to check out Hawthorne golf course it is the best kept secret in the county. We did just that and 15 years later it is still our favorite course, it’s gorgeous and we call it Rogers course! I will always treasure his friendship and neighborly ways. Sending love, strength and prayers. You had an amazing father, grandfather, person.

Tami Barrow

Scott and Cheryl and family- we are saddened to hear of your fathers passing. We are sending our condolences as well as comfort and prayers. Tami and Buddy

Lyle E. Watson

It is always sad when you learn on the passing an old friend like Roger. We golfed together for many years at Riverdale including the "Legends" golf group. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rogers family & friends at this sad time in their lives. Lyle E. Watson Sun City Center, FL

Mary M. Cappelle

The Family of Roger, You have my sympathy. A friend for many years from Charcoal North. God Bless Mary Cappelle

David E Kettering

Roger was a wonderful and loving man. I loved visiting with Roger and family during trips to Sheboygan. His passion for golf kept him playing even when his back hurt. He loved his chocolate as well! RIP Roger!