Lifelong Klamath Basin resident Roger Wayne Schooler passed away Oct. 9, 2012, in Medford, Ore., following a brief encounter with pneumonia.
Rod was born Sept. 4, 1943, as the son of Donald and Agnes (Sparks) Schooler.
He attended schools in Bonanza and graduated from high school in 1961. On May 30, 1964, he married Cheryl Ann Baxter. To that union, two sons were born. He was employed by Farmers Lumber Company and in his own trucking company for many years.
Rod had a great love for the outdoors, particularly hunting with a bow at Hart Mountain.
Rod enjoyed following sports, particularly the Oregon Institute of Technology Owls and the Oregon Ducks.
He enjoyed competitive archery and he and his wife took national championships together, a record that still stands.
Rod is survived by Ann, his wife of 48 years; sons Timothy Ray Schooler and Steven D. and Debbie Schooler of Keno, Ore.; granddaughters Kristen and Aaron Von Tersch and Sydney Schooler; mother Agnes Schooler; and brother Chet and Verona Schooler.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in the Langell Valley LDS Chapel at 26627 Highway 140 East, Bonanza, Ore., with burial to follow at the Bonanza Memorial Park under the direction of Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Tech Foundation Men's Basketball, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, Ore., in loving memory of Roger Wayne Schooler.