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Roger James Loos

November 28, 1940 — November 17, 2023

Roger J. Loos, age 82, passed away surrounded by family members on Friday, November 17, 2023. He was born on November 28, 1940 in Oshkosh to Emil Loos and Bernette (Matsche) Loos.


Roger was a very talented musician and was occasionally hired as a background player for famous performers, including Johnny Cash and Frankie Avalon. He was featured as the “World’s Fastest Saxophone Player” on the Knight Records 7” 45 RPM recording of “Yakety Sax Express” with the traveling band “Golden Catalinas” in 1965. He was also a member of several other local Oshkosh bands, including “Corrugated Glass” and “Sundance” for many years.


Roger was a man of all trades, a very good cook, and a huge fan of the outdoors; he enjoyed fishing, traveling to scenic parts of the US and Canada, and, most recently, took great pleasure in going on daily drives down to the shore of Lake Winnebago in various Fox Valley cities.


Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Schmude) Loos; his parents; his son, James Roger Loos; his brothers, Thomas Loos, and Gerald Loos.


He is survived by his children, Scott Loos, Randee (Eberhard) Loos-Herzog, Laurie (Michael) Drexler, Jason (JJ) Loos, Jennifer (Christopher) Stelzner, and Nathan (Katarina) Loos; his grandchildren, Nicolas (Mimi) Herzog, Nathaniel Stelzner, Joshua Stelzner; and his great grandchildren, Eleanora Herzog and Bennet Herzog. He is further survived by his siblings, Robert (Sandy) Loos, Howard (Kathleen) Loos, Arthur (Roni) Loos, Christine Schroeder, Jeffrey (Kathy) Loos, Janet (Dennis) Radig; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A private memorial will be held for close friends and family at a later date.


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