Roger Daniel Gee
Roger Daniel Gee
Roger Daniel Gee, 75, of Portage, Wis., passed away on June 25, 2013, in Battle Mountain, Nev., after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Please join the family in celebration of Roger's life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Grace Bible Church in Portage, Wis. Steve Corbitt will be officiating. A luncheon will be held after services.

Roger was born in Lansing, Mich., on Aug. 5, 1937, to Delmar and Edna Gee. He was the oldest of eight children. Delmer and Edna lived in Michigan and in Illinois before settling in Wisconsin when Roger was a teenager. He attended Pardeeville High School and played football, basketball and baseball. He also spent most of his life involved with rodeo and raising quarter horses. His love of horses and the horse industry was passed on to his children and grandchildren.

Roger was married to Mae Martin on March 10, 1956. They were married 57 years. They had five children.

Roger worked as a mechanic for Columbia County Highway Department before he retired in 2003. Prior to working for the county, Roger worked as a mechanic for Bill's Garage, was employed at Oscar Mayer, and was an independent contractor that built log homes, including his own. He enjoyed deer hunting in Columbia County, duck hunting at Frenchs Creek, fishing (wherever he could), camping, wood working and many other activities. He loved sports and stayed involved by coaching his children and grandchildren when possible.

Roger was a "bigger than life" man. He had a booming laugh and a huge heart. Those that knew him loved him. He had many "adopted" kids that looked up to him.

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Mae, children; Bill (Karen) Gee (Portage, Wis.), Lori Jo Scovil (Battle Mountain, Nev.), Robin (Mark) Priebe (Spokane Valley, Wash.), Sandy (Nick) Ayers (Battle Mountain, Nev.), and Shawn (Amy Theissen) Gee (Poynette, Wis.), siblings; Lila (Ron) Navarro, Gary (Sharon) Gee, Roxanne Wopat, and Debbie (Pat) Lennon, 17 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Vern and Vernelle and sister Dottie.