Roger Richard Roffler, age 63, of Eagan, MN, and formerly of Winona, died Thursday, December 20, 2007, in Eagan, MN.
Roger was born June 24, 1944, in Winona to Christ Sr. and Emma (Pieper) Roffler. He graduated from Winona High School in 1963 and from trade school in the field of printing. On July 31, 1970, he married Susan A. Nelson at Central Lutheran Church, Winona. He served in the United States Army as a reservist. He worked as a press operator at various print shops in the Winona area and continued working as a printer when he and Sue moved to Eagan, MN in 1979. Roger had a great love for the Winona area where he grew up hunting in the woods, lake fishing, camping, and spent hours at the river swimming and boating. He continued to enjoy these activities and shared them with family and friends. He was a good husband, father, and brother. We will miss him; he brought laughter to our lives and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Roger is survived by his wife, Sue, Eagan; two daughters: Tara (Mark) Borgschatz, Apple Valley, MN, and Kristel Roffler, Eagan; siblings: Barb Padgett, Winona; Evangeline (Don) Thaldorf, Cochrane, WI; Mike (Bev) Roffler, Winona; Elaine (Ron) Flury, Cochrane, WI; Chris Jr. (Ruth) Roffler, Winona; and Diane Roffler, Vadnais Hts., MN, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, two siblings: Richard and Delores and nephews: Scott, Jason, Glenn.
Visitation will be at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 26, 2007, followed with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and again at 10:00 AM before the service on Thursday. The family has chosen cremation as Roger requested.
Church service in remembrance of Roger will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 27, 2007, at Central Lutheran Church, Winona, with Rev. John Matthews officiating. Veterans burial rites will be conducted by American Legion Leon J. Wetzel, Post #9, Winona, MN.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Winona, MN.