Roger Freeman Samuelson, 71, went home to the Lord on Saturday, June 16 surrounded by his family. Roger passionately loved his Lord Jesus Christ, followed closely by his beloved family. It is his faith in Jesus that has now been made sight. Yet while he rejoices in the presence of God, his family mourns the deep hole brought by his absence. Their great abiding hope is the reunion one day together with Roger in Heaven. Roger was born Nov. 29, 1940, in Cushing, Iowa, the son of Paul and Wanda (Volkert) Samuelson. Roger was a longtime Woodruff resident and business owner (Corner Auto Repair). He served 6 years in the National Guard. Roger was a master mechanic who studied his craft for nearly 60 years. He was also a long-serving member of the Gideon's. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of many years Kathryn (Wallace) Samuelson. He is also survived by his children: James & Marcia Samuelson and their 2 daughters (Nicole, Andrea), of Newburyport, MA; David Samuelson, of Fargo, North Dakota; Garrett & Andrea Novak and their 7 children (Amanda, Jesse, Gabby, Jonah, Kathryn, Nathan, Caleb), of Culpepper, Virginia; Jason & Laurie Novak and their 3 children (Ben, Elizabeth, Gilbert), of Waupaca, Wisconsin; Matthew Novak and his 3 children (Mikaila, Miranda, Gunnar), of North Carolina ; Michael & Katie Hawke and their son (Odin), of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. Further survived by his parents, Paul & Wanda Samuelson of Aurelia, IA and Sister, Shari of Phoenix, AZ and mother-in-law, Stella Wallace of Onalaska, WI and Sisters-in-law, Susan Wise, Lucille Pohl and Randine Mitrovic all of Onalaska, WI and by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by brothers, Gary and Ronnie Samuelson and father-in-law, Anton Wallace. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m., at Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 1025 Margaret St., Woodruff, followed by a reception at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Memorial contributions to the Hope Lodge, 611 W. Doege St., Marshfield, WI 54449. NIMSGERN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES IS SERVING THE FAMILY.