We are saddened by the loss of one of our own. It is with a heavy heart to announce that Ron Rogahn passed away after a courageous battle with leukemia on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the age of 64. He will be remembered as a true gentleman who fought as a warrior in his battle against leukemia to the very end.
Ron was a Senior Sales Consultant at Poblocki Sign Company, where he worked for 37 years. He worked on countless projects and touched many lives here. His tagline was “The Company Historian” because his wealth of signage knowledge made him a mentor to all. He always had a positive attitude and a friendly demeanor. He still wore his Poblocki gear when he was walking laps around his hospital floor and made comments regarding the hospital signage—his passion for his work was very evident. The Company will be creating a Ron Rogahn Award in his memory.
Ron’s laughter could fill a room and his kindness and respect to everyone he met made him one-of-a-kind. His gifts and passion for life were shared with so many as a coach with the Special Olympics, as a flag football referee with the Town of Vernon Recreation Department, a member of the Big Bend Vernon Lions Club, “Stache” with the Milwaukee Cream City’s Baseball Club, an umpire with the Alcoholics Anonymous Freedom League, and a superfan to the Pewaukee Pirates 4th and 6th grade girls basketball teams. His 37 years of dedicated service and never-ending one-liners at Poblocki Sign Company will be remembered by countless colleagues past and present.
To his family, he is the ultimate role model, making everyone he met feel special, as an inspiring example of unconditional love. Our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to his family. He was the beloved husband to Debbie, a devoted father to Adam, Brooke, and Jamie, and a proud Papa Ronnie to Bellamy, Drew, Kendall, Aubree, Luke, and Claire.
Visitation will be held at the Heritage Funeral Home in New Berlin (16880 W National Avenue) on Sunday, April 15th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and again at St. Mary’s Faith Community Church in Hales Corners (9522 W Forest Home Avenue) on Monday, April 16th from 3:00 to 3:45 pm, followed immediately by the Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 pm.
Ron was a beloved member of our team and this unfortunate news reminds us all to tell our loved ones that we care about them! He will forever be missed, but there’s no doubt that he’s still “rocking in the free world!”