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Roger Nalevac , Age 68

April 28, 1953 --November 09, 2021

Roger Nalevac passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home in Baraboo at the age of 68. He was born to George and Elvira Nalevac on April 28, 1953 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond Nalevac.

Roger graduated from Elkhorn Area High School where he played baseball, football, and basketball. His basketball team won the Southern Lakes Conference in the 1970-1971 season. In 1976 Roger graduated from University of Wisconsin Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

After college, Roger worked in a variety of places in Wisconsin & Michigan before settling at Midwest Hardwoods in 1994, and retired in 2018 after 24 years as a Controller.

Besides working, Roger enjoyed many things on a very full bucket list. He was an avid golfer, and loved watching all sports, particularly Cubs and Brewers baseball. Having started playing ping pong as a young boy, he honed his skill into later years and played competitively at family gatherings. His mother was a ping pong champion in high school. Roger loved traveling and sightseeing with friends and family. He played poker weekly and established bragging rights amongst his poker buddies. Roger enjoyed traveling to see concerts and play poker with his many friends. He also enjoyed reading and studying history and politics.

Roger's survivors include, niece Rachel (Jason) Hicks, nephew Scott (Eunsoo) Nalevac, grand nieces, Lexi and Emily Hicks and many friends and family including close friends Andy and Penny.

Roger was not only an uncle and great uncle, but he was like a father and a grandpa. Although he didn't have children of his own, he was dad, grandpa, and close friend to many.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. at Redlin Ertz Funeral Home. Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family for a memorial bench to be placed at a park in his hometown of Elkhorn, WI close to his childhood home and a memorial in Baraboo, WI.


Christopher Olson November 22, 2021

Co-worker Chanhassen , Minnesota

Roger was a well respected colleague and friend. I enjoyed having meals with him when I would visit the facilities he managed. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.

Preston Baus December 02, 2021

Friend Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

I really enjoyed Roger since the first time I met him. Casual and considerate in his approach with people, but so methodical in his mind. I hope he was able to do Vegas one more time in spring and travel this summer with friends. To Scott and Rachel (and the girls) he always talked about you and very much enjoyed getting to spend time together. I am sure it was tough for him and Scott to be far away. I will raise my mug in the morning as a last coffee and conversation. Cheers Roger. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.