Roger Fredrick Schug, 83, of Monroeville, Ohio passed away September 13, 2021, at his home in The Villages, FL, after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer.
Roger was born on Christmas Day, 1937, in Norwalk, Ohio, and was a 1955 graduate of Monroeville High School. He joined the Army in 1955 and served in the 143rd Army Signal Corps as their chief cook, part of the 3rd Armored Division. He was honorably discharged in 1958.
Roger was a modern-day renaissance man with grit, determination, and remarkable work ethic. Transitioning from a star basketball player to military man, restauranteur to father, to world-renowned dairy farmer, he made the American dream possible for himself, his wife of 52 years, Sue, and their family.
His lifelong passion for registered Holsteins made him an expert in the dairy industry, breeding, selling, and raising some of the highest quality Holsteins in the world.
His wit, sense of humor, cooking, and overall optimistic outlook on life made him a joy to be around for all that knew him–his humility would make him reluctant to accept this description!
He is survived by his beautiful family: wife, Sue, their two children Steven Schug (Jennifer) and Laura DeLauder (Sean), along with his three adoring grandsons, Graham, Oliver, and Alexander. In addition, he leaves behind his sister, Carole Ruh, his brother, Stanley Schug (Nicki), his brother-in-law Gene Krull, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Evelyn Schug, siblings, Sally Krull and Samuel Schug, and brother-in-law, Jack Ruh.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1872 Sandhill Road, Monroeville, Ohio, 44847 on October 9, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with graveside service after. A luncheon will be hosted at St. Peter’s Church directly following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Memorial Hospital (Roger F. Schug Memorial Fund) or to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Online condolences may be said at www.baldwincremation.com.