Roger C. DuFrane, age 80, of Black Creek, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Appleton Medical Center. Roger was born in Appleton on March 11, 1940 to the late Levi and Mary (Sonnleitner) DuFrane. Following high school, Roger proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a tank driver and master gunner. On September 2, 1961, he was united in marriage to Barbara Argust. The couple enjoyed 54 years together until her passing in 2015. Roger owned and operated Fox Valley Overhead Door and R and B Stables with his wife for many years, retiring in 2019. Roger had a real passion for life and will to live. He always put everyone else first and had a great sense of humor. Roger truly loved his family, friends and clientele and enjoyed taking care of people.
He will be missed by his five children: daughter Tracy (Allan Jr.) Eastman, Neenah; 4 sons: Tim (Sandy) of New London, Terry (Chris) of Hortonville, Tom, of Mountain, and Ted (Anne), Appleton; 13 grandchildren: AJ (Tamara), Alex (Danyelle), Max, Bryan (Kelly), Nicole (Troy), Mike (Jill), Alyson (Dustin), Caitlin (Ray), Roger, Emily, Samuel, and Thomas; 14 great grandchildren and one on the way; 2 sisters: Jan (Gordon) Houlihan and Sandy (Russ) Hoppe, both of Appleton; brother, Dave DuFrane, Townsend; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary DuFrane, Kaukauna and Sue Weyers, Appleton; and brother-in-law, Pat O’Brien, Atlanta. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, parents Levi and Mary DuFrane, , Barb’s parents Lyman and Delores Argust, grandson Christopher, two brothers, Tom and Dennis DuFrane, 2 sisters-in-law, Nancy O’Brien and Yvonne DuFrane, and brother-in-law, Dan Weyers.
Due to the current situation, a private family funeral service will take place. A livestream of the funeral service will be broadcast at 11 am on Friday, June 26, and can be viewed at; https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/30162945. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Appleton Medical Center and staff at St. Joseph Nursing Home in New London for the compassionate care given to Roger.
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