Joseph Ferdinand Roiger was born April 2, 1930 to John and Theresia (Enslein) Roiger in Springfield. He attended St. Raphael's Catholic School and graduated from Springfield High School in 1948. From 1951-1953, he served in the Army in Korea. Joe attended Dunwoody Institute for architectural drafting and then returned to Springfield to work for Engelen Construction as a brick layer until 1964. He was united in marriage to Marianna Frank on September 3, 1956, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. He then worked for Heymann Construction in New Ulm until retiring in 1992 and continued part time on brick layer projects. Joe was a lifetime member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church, member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Raphael's cemetery board, and also the building and maintenance board, past president and 50 year member of Local 6 of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Crafterworkers, and Springfield American Legion Post #257. He enjoyed auctions, antiques, playing accordion, and playing cards.
Joseph died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN at the age of 86.
He is survived by his wife Marianna Roiger of Springfield; brother George of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Joe is preceded in death by his parents; brothers - Adolph and Albert; and sisters - Anna Margaret Steffel, Elizabeth Sorenson, Frances Scherer, and Marie Ochs Wertisch.