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Of Falls Church, VA passed away peacefully April 17, 2014. Born January 31, 1924 on a farm in Holdrege, NE, Roger was part of the "Greatest Generation", growing up in the Great Depression. He was a World War II veteran; having been in both the Battle of the Bulge and Ramagen Bridge, receiving the Bronze Star. He was educated under the GI bill receiving a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Denver in 1949.
Roger married Mae Pester from Broken Bow, NE on Sept 16, 1951. Married for 62 years, they raised four children and actively participated in raising 10 grandchildren. He worked for 30 years with the Federal Government, and after retirement, continued working until he was 75. Roger was a member of Graham Road United Methodist Church for 45 years and was active for over 50 years in the Masonic Lodge and Kena Shrine.
Roger is survived by his wife Mae, son Peter (Gina) of Glenwood Springs, CO, daughters Christine Jones (Ron) of Roswell, GA, Catherine Miller (Mike) of Fairfax Station, VA, and Nancy Alexander (Don) of Burke, VA. His 10 grandchildren were the gems of his life: Michael, Sarah, Patrick, Gregory, Rebecca, Katie, Michael, Matthew, Mark and Ryan. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Alice Feeney of Davis, CA and Virginia Gustafson of Holdrege, NE, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Jack Waller of Holdrege, NE.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Graham United Road Methodist Church, 2929 Graham Rd, Falls Church, Virginia 22046. A Memorial Service on Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at Goodwin House, 3440 South Jefferson Street, Falls Church, VA 22041. Memorial contributions can be made to Graham Road United Methodist Church (703) 573-4444, or KENA Shrine Transportation Fund, 9001 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, Virginia 22031,

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 22, 2014
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