Roger W. Pritchard, age 81, of rural Cleveland, died Thursday evening, April, 11, 2013 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
Roger was born December 21, 1931 in Sheboygan to William L. and Katherine (Brunmeier) Pritchard. He was a graduate of Sheboygan Central High School, Class of 1949.
Roger was brought up on the farm where he worked on it with his dad and continued farming for many years. He also worked as a production planner for the Kohler Co until moving to Australia from 1967 to 1970. During his travels abroad, while aboard the "SS Australis", he met his future bride, Sonia Goodall. They were united in marriage on September 12, 1970 at Niagara-On-The-Lake in Ontario, Canada. In December 1970, they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where Roger was employed as a telephone installer and repairman. During this time he worked on his diploma in Computer Science and Accounting from South West Computer College in Albuquerque, NM.
For the next 1 ½ years the couple traveled through Europe and went back to New Zealand where Roger was employed as a Computer Programmer Analyst for the NZ Government.
In 1974 the family farm in the Town of Meeme beckoned and Roger and Sonia returned to his roots. Their son, Ian, was born in 1975.
Roger began employment at Citizen's Bank of Sheboygan as a computer programmer/analyst. Later he worked at Hayssen Mfg as a computer programmer/analyst before beginning employment at LTC helping students in a computer support position, retiring in 2002.
Roger's many interests included creating art sculptures, gardening, doing research on his computer, playing scrabble, surfing EBay and attending Toastmasters functions as Sonia's supportive spouse.
In addition to his wife, Sonia, he is survived by his son, Ian-Guy Pritchard of Milwaukee; cousins in Manitowoc and Sheboygan; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial gathering in celebration of Roger's life will be held at Ballhorn Chapels & Crematory on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls or Froedtert Hospital Foundation in Milwaukee.
Roger's family would like to thank the local rescue squads and the staffs at St. Nicholas Hospital ER, the Neuro ICU at Froedtert Hospital and their Chaplains, and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their compassion and exemplary care.