Roger W. Emich, age 84, of Waconia died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe.
A memorial service to be held at a later date.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, www.johnsonfh.com.
Roger William Emich was born Aug. 10, 1935, in Lester Prairie, the son of George and Helen (Ernst) Emich. After graduating from the Lester Prairie High School, he attended Concordia Univeristy, St. Paul.
Roger enlisted in the United States Navy and served until receving a Honorable Discharge.
Roger and LuAnn Debner were united in marriage.
Roger was employed as a golf professional and manager at Burl Oaks Country Club in Minnetrista for many years. When Roger and LuAnn decided to pack their bags and move to Phoenix, AZ, Roger took employment at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.
In 2013, the couple moved back to Minnesota and made their home in Waconia. Roger suffered the death of his wife LuAnn in Jan. of 2018.
Roger was more than just a sports fan. If he wasn’t playing golf, he was talking about it. If he wasn’t at a game or the horse track, he was watching it on television. Roger especially loved the fact that his wife, LuAnn, had the same interest as he did. He’ll be remembered for his happy and outgoing personality.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife, LuAnn Emich; parents, George and Helen Emich; and brother, Ronald Emich.
Roger is survived by his loving family; sisters, Karen Hoese of Mayer, Kathy Schrader of Glencoe; sisters-in-law, Doris Emich of Nicollet, Lita Wawrzyniak of Brooklyn Center; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.