Roger Wayne VanSomeren, age 61, of Mondovi died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 30 at his home following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born on June 15, 1943 in Baldwin, a son of the late Earl and Elsie (Heinn) VanSomeren.
He would eventually take over his father's barber shop, Van's Barber Shop, which stood to serve the Mondovi community for over 35 years.
On December 2, 1972 Roger was united in marriage to Janet Marie Lueke in Mondovi.
He will be missed by his wife of the past 35 years Janet, of Mondovi; his daughter Marie VanSomeren of Madison; one brother, Richard (Jane) VanSomeren of River Falls; one sister, Vicki (John) Andress of Mondovi; nephews and nieces. Besides his parents, a sister, Sonja VanSomeren preceded Roger in death.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Roger will be held on Friday, January 4 at 1:00 PM at the Poeschel-Talbot Funeral Home. A memorial gathering will take place on Friday at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the hour of the memorial service.