Roger Lynn Kent

February 20, 1933 ~ June 30, 2018 (age 85)


Roger Lynn Kent, age 85, of Gilmanton, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at his home. He was born on February 20, 1933 in Buffalo County to Roy and Lillian (Larson) Kent. He grew up on his family's farm in Gilmanton and went on to graduate from Gilmanton High School. Roger moved to Racine and worked various jobs before beginning his career at Racine Plating Company, where he retired as the plant manager in 1995 and returned to Gilmanton. He liked to hunt in his younger years and later enjoyed visiting the casino, playing cribbage weekly with his brothers, and feeding his birds. He was also a lawn mower extraordinaire. Roger loved his family and always attended family events, even at great distances. He was an avid Packers and St. Louis Cardinals fan and also enjoyed watching golf. He will be deeply missed.
Roger is survived by his eight children, Mindy (Rick) Hetland of Racine, Pamela (Russ) Howard of Nelson, BC, Canada, Brian (Kim) Kent of Burlington, VT, Greg (Donna) Kent, Barry (Lisa) Kent, Jenny (Jim) Schumacher, all of Racine, Kerry (Christine) Kent of Eagle River, AK, and Michael Kent of Gilmanton; ten grandchildren, Kendra, Kayla, Fuchsia, Tess, Neil, Max, Steven, Megan, Jamie, and Scott; seven great-grandchildren, Jessi, Alexander, Collin, Eion, Cielle, Juniper, and Savannah; three siblings, Lyle Kent, Lowell (Elnor) Kent, all of Gilmanton, and Geraldine Meistad of Adams-Friendship; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Roger LaRoy Kent; parents, Roy and Lillian Kent; sister, Myrna Loomis; sister-in-law, Lyla Kent; and brother-in-law, Leonard Meistad.
The family would like to thank Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice for their special care of Roger, especially Amanda and Shannon.
Memorial services will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home, Mondovi. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until the time of the service. Private family burial will be held at a later date at Gilmanton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Gilmanton Community Club (c/o Jeremiah Bauer 347 W Mill St, Mondovi, WI 54755). Online condolences may be shared at


JUL 6. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home - Mondovi
465 W. Main St.
Mondovi, WI 54755

Memorial Service

JUL 6. 6:00 PM (CDT)

Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home - Mondovi
465 W. Main St.
Mondovi, WI 54755

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