Roger W. Wohlschlegel

April 17, 2022
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Canandaigua/ Penn Yan- Roger W. Wohlschlegel, age 89, went home to be with his Lord on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.

Friends may call Tuesday (April 19th) from  5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham and again on Wednesday (April 20th) from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 332 E. Main St., Penn Yan, NY.  A Celebration of Life will follow on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.

Roger was born on February 7, 1933 in Naples, NY, to the late Jacob B. Wohlschlegel and Julia F. Peck Wohlschlegel. He attended Naples Central School. Roger married Leona I. Scutt on Sept. 8, 1951.

Roger farmed on Payne Road in the Town of Benton for many years. After his farm auction he owned and operated Choice Equipment in Kanona, NY and worked at various places including, Slayton Family Farms in Howard, NY, Reynolds Equipment Repair in Cuba, NY, Ontario County Highway Department and for Hall Fertilizer Company in Hall, NY.

Roger was a former member and lay pastor of the Sovereign Grace Bible Church. He thoroughly enjoyed teaching Bible Studies. He was also a member of the Bellona IH Tractor Club.

Roger enjoyed spending time with family and friends, riding his motorcycle and in later years driving around the countryside in his truck looking at farming operations. He was a great story teller and could be quite a jokester. Roger loved mowing yards.

Roger is survived by his 7 children, Jerald (Judi) Wohlschlegel, Judy (John) Roman, David (Kim) Wohlschlegel, Diane ( Robert “Butch”) Valder, Mary Ann (Robert) Anderson, Mark (Kathy) Wohlschlegel and Rebecca (Tim) Green; 30 grandchildren and 61great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Kathy (Jeff) Crosby; a sister-in-law, Florence Scutt as well as many nieces and nephews.

Roger was pre-deceased by his wife, Leona I. Wohlschlegel in 2011; his son, Barry W. Wohlschlegel; grandsons, Kurt and Karl Muchler; brother, Neil Wohlschlegel; and sisters, Mae Ellen Wohlschlegel and Barbara Wohlschlegel.

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Calling Hours

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2583 East main St. Gorham
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Calling Hours

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
332 E Main St
Penn Yan, NY,
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Celebration of Life

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
11:00 AM
332 E Main St
Penn Yan, NY,
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Ginger and Jim Hauf from Geneva NY on Apr. 18, 2022

So very sorry for the loss to all his family and friends.

Donna McMinn from 202 Sherman Street on Apr. 18, 2022

MaryAnn and family. Prayers for all during this time of loss. Knowing he’s in heaven with our Lord gives you peace through the loss .

Denise Jackson from Himrod,NY on Apr. 19, 2022

Maryann and Bob may God bring you peace at this time. As well as your family. Sending love to you.

Virginia Riolo (Hammond) from Sterling Heights MI on Apr. 19, 2022

There are several things that I remember about Roger. First, the dedication and love he had for his wife and children, and second his faithfulness to God. He was always kind and welcoming and willing to share his faith with others. It seems like there was always a few extra kids running around on the farm because he and his wife opened their home and made it a safe and happy place for his children to grow up. I myself have many happy memories of time spent on the family farm. His legacy will live on in his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all those who knew him.

Becky Williams/Harding from Owego, NY on Apr. 19, 2022

I am so sorry to hear this news. I have many fond memories of time spent at your family farm during my teen years. We don’t grieve for him but we’re certainly keeping you in prayer as you face the days ahead. May God’s grace and peace sustain you all!

Karen Bradt from New Bern, North Carolina on Apr. 19, 2022

Jerry, Mary Ann and families, I am sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, hugs and love at this time of loss. I pray God will bless you with many wonderful memories as you go through these next few days and weeks of change. Love, Karen

Jennifer Jensen from Penn Yan on Apr. 19, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences. Both our families were farmers and knew him well. Becky and I hung around each other until she went on to college. We had so much fun at the snowmobile parties. Great family. He will be missed in the community very much. Rest in peace Roger.

Claudia Carroll from Penn Yan, NY on Apr. 19, 2022

May peace be with all of you at this time of sorrow. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories to cherish.
He sure touched many hearts.

Steven Cottrell from GENEVA, NY on Apr. 19, 2022

May God grant you peace and comfort in your time of loss and grief.

Tim Burnham from Rosepine, La. on Apr. 19, 2022

So sorry for your loss. So comforting to know he is at home with his LORD.

Linda Simmons green from Rushville ny on Apr. 19, 2022

Thank you Roger and Leona for the opportunity to reach a new phase in the next chapter of the lives we chose

Amy Andersen from Penn Yan, NY on Apr. 19, 2022

Dear MaryAnn,
I'm truly sorry for the loss of your Dad. My prayers go out to you and your family. May God comfort you and bring you peace.
Love, Amy

Priscilla Lutgen from DUNKIRK on Apr. 19, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss but we know it isn't forever. I remember all of the wonderful times we had on the farm. WE were truly blessed to have Uncle Roger and Aunt Leona in our lives. I am praying for all of you and send my love.

Rodney Miller from Stanley NY on Apr. 20, 2022

Jerry, I’m sorry I’m out of state for viewing and services. Our memories go back to when we were children. You have great memories, as do your friends. Your parents did a good job with the family., keep it going.
So sorry, hugs to you and all your family. God bless, protect, and comfort all of you.

Wayne Hansen from Penn Yan. N. Y. on Apr. 20, 2022

Sorry for your loss, Roger was a great farmer and an upstanding family man. Sorry I can't be in attendance as we are in Florida . Rip Roger you will be sadly missed by all.

Chuck and Barb Archer from Kennedy, NY on Apr. 20, 2022

We fondly remember Roger and Leona as faithful believers at the church we attended together in Hornell. We shared common interests and became good friends during those years. Praise God for our inheritance and an eternity with Him. Our condolences to all the family and grandson Mark especially.

Fran Vanoyen from Laporte Indiana on Apr. 20, 2022

Praying for your family during this time. I have so many fun memories with our family and your

Becky Lee from Canandaigua, NY on Apr. 21, 2022

Sending prayers to all of you. So sorry to read of your dad's passing. He was a wonderful father to all of you.
God Bless you all.

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