I still remember meeting a young Roger and Sonia when they returned to the family farm. Roger will be missed.... our best regards to Sonia and Ian. Love from your Chicago Pritchards, Elaine
Dad,Happy Fathers Day! I pray for you a safe and wondrous path of unimaginable delights as your spirit journeys the universe eternal.
Roger was always a cheerful and helpful person. He did a good job helping people in the computer lab at LTC. He could joke around and make light of a difficult situation. Roger was a good friend to work with.
I looked out of the window and saw six Goldfinches on the one bird feeder that Roger had bought earlier this year.He would have really enjoyed seeing them on the feeder.He also bought a globe feeder which is specifically for black sunflower seeds and the finches just love this.We have also had red-winged blackbirds visiting feeders.Roger would be pleased that we look out everyday and enjoy the birds.
Roger and I used to play scrabble, on a special Franklin Mint board he had bought at one time.We were fairly evenly matched,so it was fun.He always did better than me when he was tired.If he was not too enthused about playing ,and said he was tired,I would remind him that he usually won when he was "tired".He would humor me and we would play.Talking about Scrabble,Roger bought a deluxe Scrabble board he found on E-Bay for a friend's birthday as she and I played Scrabble quite often.I liked playing with Loyce,but she must have had a special Scrabble brain as I rarely beat her,but Roger and I were more evenly matched. I told Loyce once that just as well I had Roger to play with, otherwise I would have developed a complex,about rarely winning.She thought that was funny.Now I will have to keep my ears open for anyone interested in playing Scrabble,as both Loyce and Roger are no longer here,except in memory.
I just thought of when my husband Roger and I went to visit his aunt Jeanette and husband Carty Randolph back in the late summer of 1975.I took my Uncle Trevor and Aunt Elaine to visit them, as Trevor was a member of the Masonic Lodge as was Carty. Both of them also belonged to the Methodist church,so I thought that they would have plenty in common. Carty made Trevor an Old Fashioned, and must have given him the wrong drink, as all of a sudden I had a very happy Uncle.When we got a chance,my aunt Elaine and I went out to the kitchen and added more seven-up to Trevor's drink.We were able to do this very discreetly,so as not to upset our host.
Roger realized what had happened and was able to let me know so we could fix it.I do not know if Carty noticed the diluted drink he had, but everything turned out A-OK.
Dad used to take me on scenic drives around Wisconsin, and tell stories of his past travels, his fathers adventures with him, and other such memories... we would talk about life and dreams...treasuring our company...I am so glad Dad took the time for those scenic memories will last my lifetime...
Dad was such a loving father. I miss him dearly. Got the Ferguson out today and it started right up, after a charge. I remember when dad and I worked on the tractor...getting the fuel system and electrical system in good shape. I remember when dad ordered new tires for the back, (all 600 pounds of them !!). They still look as new as the day we mounted them.
I have very many fond memories of our many meals together and game nights. Roger was a very sharp Pente player. I will always treasure the card shuffler and the rosemaled box he thoughtfully game me.
I just enjoyed chating with Roger, who wås waiting in a lobby, for Sonia,(who was also waiting for him, in exercise area) who I later told, he was waiting!
Was telling him why my wife, (Charlene Newby) couldn't go to Holy Family's Wellness Center, I reset her knee early March. My sympathies.
To Sonja and Ian,
Everyone at the Kiel Veterinary Clinic wishes you our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your husband and dad, Roger.
To Sonia and family. So sorry to learn of the passing of your husband. My sympathy to you and yours.
I knew Roger from Citizens Bank. He helped me program the trust company. I remember him as always fair and ambitious.My deepest sympathies
To Sonja and family. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Roger was a very talented person and recall he was an avid beekeeper.We remember him in the computer lab at LTC when we worked there. Remember the great times you shared. Sincerely Claudette Forss, RN.MS.Ed.
I'm not sure if you remember me or not,but I used to baby-sit for Ian. I'm just sending my sympathy and thoughts to you. It certainly looks like he led an interesting life.