In that raspy voice, “C’mon let’s do it”. The words from thrill-seeking “Roger Dodger”. It was his time to ride up to the white clouds, tragically, September 6, 2023. Roger was born in Outagamie County, August 13, 1971, to the late Arnie VandenEng, and to Mary Peer-VandenEng-Kujawa. Roger our dare-devil motorcyclist took the world by storm.
Courageous Roger lived by the motto of “risk and reward”, and anything that brimmed the edge of danger was Roger a definite YES! It’s what made Roger, well… ROGER. His high school career was spent dominating wrestling and kicking ass well beyond.
As a multi-talented man, Roger engineered one-of-kind creations and was a skilled carpenter, roofer, and mechanic. He was proud of his work, and it was his way of giving to others.
Roger was adventurous, and a tinker by nature. If he wasn’t enjoying being on his father’s land, he would be fishing, deer-hunting, bicycling, gearing up his recreational motor toys, or gator hunting in Florida. Roger took the utmost pride in his daughters- always quick to showcase their accomplishments. He was also a man of loyalty and strong friendships.
Roger leaves us with the value of being fearless and unapologetically all of YOU – even the bad parts. He accepted everyone and rejected no one. He saw the good in people, even through their personal demons, which is what he always wanted for himself.
His legacy lives on through his high-school sweetheart, Heather Schuyler; daughters Jasmine VandenEng and Jordan Schuyler; brothers, Ed VandenEng and Allan VandenEng; sisters, Patricia Pelishek and the late Diane Knorr; mother, Mary Peer; late father-in-law, Ron Peer, and many more kick ass friends and family.
Friends and family may join us at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Wednesday, September 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memory sharing will begin at 5:30 p.m. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com. To view livestream please visit the Proko-Wall Funeral Home Facebook page.