BRODHEAD – Roger Lee Denhof, age 80, passed away on October 30, 2020 while at his home.
Roger was born on November 8, 1939 in Madison, the son of Gerard and Virginia (Jensen) Denhof. Roger graduated from Madison East High School in 1958. He served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1963. When Roger was working at American Family Insurance Company, he met his wife, Maxine Bruce. They were married on October 29, 1966 in Brodhead. Roger worked for American Family, the University of Wisconsin and later retired from Swiss Colony in 2002 after 30 years. Roger was President of the Brodhead AFS Club for several years. Roger and Maxine hosted several foreign teachers and students and were also active Foster parents for 15 years. Roger was active, enjoyed, played, officiated and coached many different sports teams over the years. GO WISCONSIN
Roger is survived by his wife, Maxine; four children, Brent (Angie) Denhof of Howard’s Grove, WI, Brenda (Chris) Mikula of Oostburg, WI, Bradley (Nadine) Denhof of Toledo, OH and Gayle (Andy) Ermey of Monroe, WI; a sister, Joan (Eugene) Crouch of Madison, WI; 9 grandchildren, Amanda, Jennifer and Justin Denhof, Morgan and Madison Mikula, Michael Dabson and Travis, Taylor and Trace Ermey; 4 great grandchildren, Hazel, Avery and Nya Ermey and Quinley Rosebrook; several foster children, and AFS students and teachers and other relatives and friends.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and a half-brother and half-sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family in his memory.
Private family services will be held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead. Public graveside services will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 1:30 PM.