THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Roger D. Pocan
Issue Date: May 5, 2022
Roger Donald Pocan, 90, of Marinette, passed away Friday, April 22, 2022.
Born July 21, 1931 in Marinette, to Edward and Ida Pocan, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for 20 years, fighting in both the Korean Vietnam Wars. During his service, he lived in Wisconsin, Michigan, California and Virginia and after service he worked as a building contractor in Florida, before retiring back in Wisconsin.
He enjoyed construction, mechanics and playing darts with his friends at The American Legion and in his youth, he enjoyed football, basketball, swimming and became an accomplished boxer.
A reliable, hard-working man, he had a great sense of humor, always telling jokes, was outgoing, talkative, loved to tell stories, was thoughtful and generous to his family and friends, loved to entertain and was always working on a project in his garage, or helping a friend with theirs.
He is survived by two children, Steve Pocan of Sarasota, Fla. and Lynn Hetcher of Green Bay; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Thompson of Menominee, Mi. and a cousin, Roger Dolliver of Marinette.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at The American Legion Post 146 in Menominee. Refreshments will be served and a eulogy will be given by his grandson, Nicolas Hetcher. The Memorial will conclude with a Navy Honor Guard ceremony. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family.