Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Roger “Rog” E. Nicks, age 66, of Withee, Town of Hammel, Medford area resident, passed away on Monday, July 9th at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 3 weeks, surrounded by his loving family. He passed away after a 5 year long very courageous battle with cancer.

Roger was born on February 23, 1946, on the family farm in Clark County, WI to the late Walter E. Sr. and Elenora L. (Maiden Name: Burtard) Nicks. He graduated from Dorchester-Abbotsford High School and eventually took over the family farm in Dorchester. He married his High School sweetheart, Donna M. Krause on June 27, 1964 and they have three sons, Brian, Terry and Michael.

Roger drove truck for Farmers Union Coop Transport in Stetsonville, for a number of years and then managed the company until purchasing his business, Nicks’ Truck Repair and Sales in 1985. Roger had many interests and passions, none more than his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, antique tractors, auctions, breakfast social group at The Diner, and is remembered for his story telling and making people smile.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of Withee. 3 Sons: Brian (Steph) of Withee, Terry (Bonnie) of Fall Creek and Mike (Susie) of Medford. Nine Grandchildren: Megan, Jessica, Kyle, Kasee, Brady, Cassandra, Alex, Riley and Tori Nicks. Brother: Walter (Lois) Nicks Jr. of Spring Valley, AZ. Mother-In-Law: Marjorie (Maiden Name: Ramminger) Krause of Dorchester. Also survived by Many Nephews, Nieces, Cousins, Other Relatives and Friends. Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Father-In-Law: Edwin Krause and Sisters-In-Law: Mildred Ann Nicks and Norma Jean Krause.

There will be a Celebration of Roger’s Life at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 14 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, W7809 Apple Ave., Medford, WI 54451. Officiating will be Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 14 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rog’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences please visit, www.hemerfuneralservice.com