Eugene Henry Roettger of Marthasville, passed away on Tuesday, February 21. He was born on October 10, 1940, to the late Leo Roettger and Florence Roettger (nee:Knobbe). He was the second of five children.
Eugene is preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Roettger, and survived by brothers Melvin Roettger (Jeanine), Raymond Roettger (Carolyn), and sister Joan Bess (Cecil). He married Rose Marie Farrar in 1965 and was married for 57 years. The couple was lovingly known as Gene and Rose. They had one daughter, Sharon Duggan, and two sons, Donald Roettger (Allison) and Kenneth Roettger (Diana). He liked to brag about his children's and grandchildren’s achievements. He was blessed with six loving grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. Laura Duggan, Nicholas Duggan, Michael Rothweiler (Brooke), John Henry Roettger, James Roettger, Rosabella Roettger, plus his six step-grandchildren- Laura Wright, Shannon Hamilton, Kevin Sanders, Brian Sanders, Meagan Sanders, Paul Sanders, and their families.
Gene was born on a dairy farm in north Saint Louis County. He went to Sacred Heart Grade School in Florissant, Hazelwood High School, Ranken Trade School, and Washington University. He worked thirty-seven years in electrical engineering for Moloney Electric, Boise Cascade Corporation, Monsanto, and PC & E Consulting Engineering Firm.
He enjoyed, as a younger man, playing sports. He played softball well into his 50s for St. Louis industrial leagues and he played soccer for St. Louis industrial leagues until he was 37.
He enjoyed hunting, shuffleboard, pickleball, dancing and just having fun. He liked watching crops grow on the farm and traveling with his loving wife, Rose. He will always be remembered as a person with a positive attitude toward everything and giving a warm welcome to everyone he met.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8 p.m. on Monday, February 27, at Martin Funeral Home-Marthasville. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Marthasville. A burial will follow at the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made payable to the St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of Martin Funeral Home, Marthasville, Missouri.