Roger Alan Buege, 43, of Waddell, Ariz., passed away on June 19, 2013.
Roger was born on December 10, 1969, in Winona, Minn., to Robert and Marlene Buege.
Roger graduated from Winona Senior High in 1988 and proudly served in the United States Navy for 14 years. Roger found his true calling in life working in the non-profit sector. Notably, he worked for West Valley Child Crisis Center in Peoria, Ariz., Home and Community Options in Winona, Minn., and his latest job at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix, Ariz. Roger was a people person and had a passion for helping others.
Roger was a fabulous cook and an avid sports fan, faithfully cheering on his beloved Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Blackhawks every season.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Felicia, and daughters Adelia and Veronica of Waddell, Ariz.; sister, Pam (Rick) Pelowski; nieces, Lydia and Lauren Flanagan of Winona, Minn.; and nephew, Casey Masepohl.
Roger was preceded in death by his mom, dad, and brother.
A time of sharing and remembrance for Roger will be held on Thursday, July 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Gaudeamus Room of Saint Anne Extended Health Care, 1347 W. Broadway, Winona, Minn. Memorial gifts may be directed to the needs of the family.