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Paul Anthony Roggenkamp

May 20, 1937 — July 10, 2021

Paul Anthony Roggenkamp, age 84, of Wheaton, Kansas, passed away at Community Healthcare Systems in Onaga, Kansas on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 after a courageously fought battle with numerous strokes. Paul was born on May 20, 1937, in Wamego, Kansas, the youngest of three brothers and three sisters. He was the son of Otto and Fina Maskil Roggenkamp. He attended Pleasant Hill Rural Grade School and graduated from Wheaton High School. On June 10th, 1972, he was united in marriage to Lois McNeilly at St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church in Salina, Kansas. She survives at their farm in Wheaton, Kansas. Paul and Lois raised their family in Paul’s childhood home. He spent almost fifty years dedicating his life to dairy farming and raising a family. He built and designed one of the first pipeline milk barns in the area for his Grade A dairy. He was an active member of Mid-America Dairymen and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He also managed a Hereford beef cattle operation. Paul loved music and one of his favorite hobbies was dancing. He especially enjoyed dancing with his bride of almost 50 years at local wedding dances over the years. His greatest love was for his family and to see them happy. Paul was great at telling jokes and making his family laugh. He enjoyed planning parties for family events and would spend a lot of time planning the details of those parties on his favorite stationary, a paper plate. He carefully reviewed each party and jotted down suggestions for improvements for the next party. Even after he suffered complications from several strokes, he would welcome his children with open arms and loved for them to return home. Paul’s other hobbies included: gardening, creating original recipes, smoking sausage, carpentry (he built his own sawmill), listening to music, singing, and playing the ukulele. Paul was very active, loved the outdoors, and spent as little time as possible indoors. For many years, Paul was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton, Kansas and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lillis, Kansas until their closings. He then joined St. Columbkille Parish in Blaine, Kansas. He served as a lector and parish council member. He attended mass regularly in spite of mobility issues, until his health prevented him from attending in person. In addition to his wife, Lois, Paul is survived by five children: Amy Roggenkamp, Topeka, Kansas; Steve Roggenkamp (Becky), Onaga, Kanas; Marcie Matzke (Brent), Westmoreland, Kansas; David Roggenkamp (Jennifer), Easton, Kansas; and Katie Lynch (Mike), Wichita, Kansas. Paul is also survived by ten grandchildren: Claire Matzke, Trevor Matzke, Violet Matzke, Alice Matzke, Brayden Roggenkamp, Blayke Roggenkamp, Evlynn Roggenkamp, Max Lynch, Nora Lynch, and Finn Roggenkamp. Geraldine Keating, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is Paul’s one remaining sibling. A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Blaine, Kansas. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Wheaton, Kansas. There will be a visitation on Sunday, July 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and a Rosary prayer service at 7:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to the Paul Roggenkamp Memorial Fund to be designated later by the family, and those may be sent in care of Campanella & Stewart Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellastewart.com.
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