Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
Roger Melvin Froehlich
September 15, 1938 – March 21, 2020
Roger Melvin Froehlich, 81, died peacefully at his home in Dallas, TX, on Saturday, March 21st, after losing his battle with metastatic lung cancer.
Roger was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on September 15th, 1938. He graduated from University of Wisconsin at Madison with a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in Finance. After graduation, he served as a Naval officer on the USS Soley destroyer. Roger began his career with Mobil Oil in 1972. His career took him on a journey around the world from Milwaukee to the Netherlands to New York City and finally to Dallas where he met and married Karel Lyn Ternasky in 1981. He retired from Exxon Mobil in 1995 as a Computer Applications and Systems Manager. His life truly began after retirement where he enjoyed spending time alongside his wife, Kay, coaching both of his sons' little league baseball teams, spending countless weekends traveling with his eldest son, Reed, to race go-karts and watching his youngest son, Kevin, play in Plano West High School and University of Oklahoma Lacrosse tournaments.
He excelled in many sports, including baseball and tennis, but his favorite was golf, which he played two to three times per week and scored 2 hole-in-ones in his golf career. Roger never cut his ties to Wisconsin and continued friendships from his early years. Almost every August he would drive up for his high school reunion, which included playing in the Dixie Ramble Scramble golf tournament, and enjoying plenty of beer, bratwurst and cheese. He continued to be an enthusiastic fan of the University of Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, two sons, Reed (wife Alyssa) of Seattle, WA, Kevin (wife Crystal) and two grandchildren Addison and Connor of Ft Worth, TX, and sister Julie Hillery of Boulder Junction, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Helena Froehlich of Clearwater, FL.
He will be laid to rest at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Friday, March 27th. Due to the public health crisis, a memorial will be held at a future date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org in his honor.
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Roger Melvin Froehlich
April 1, 2020
I had the honor of being Roger's Assistant at Mobil Oil. He was a kind, great man and made coming to work fun. He loved to play jokes on his friends and I had the honor of being part of most of his schemes. I am so thankful to have worked with him and I know he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
March 28, 2020
Met Roger about thirteen years ago when I joined the Richardson Senior Golf League. Immediately found out we had some common life experiences including sea duty in the United States Navy and graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Roger was one of a kind with a great sense of humor and a non stop positive attitude. Through the years I enjoyed many great times on the golf course with Roger, Jim, Jerry, Fry and Scott. Wonderful memories. Roger will certainly be missed by us all.
March 27, 2020
Got to know Rodger at our Senior men’s weekly golf outings. Always smiling, great laugh and could really play golf shooting his age or below many times. Between holes or waiting he was Playing another game, options in the market. True gentleman and fun to be around.