St. Paul, Minnesota

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Tony and Jan-
I was so sad to hear of Rogers passing and wished I had known earlier. The great memories with Rog are endless! From Jerry O'brien reading in the back of the plane, to post-dance parties in the basement to the Dodge Colt and the Riviera! Rog loved life and everyone in Roger's life loved him. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Roger and fly high!

Tony and Jan,
Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a GREAT guy. Tony, We had many fun nights in his green Dodge Colt and Buick Rivera. I'll never forget Roger landing the Mooney 201 without a headlight in the dark on the little airstrip nestled in the pines on Madeline Island. He loved life!
Rest in Peace Roger

One of the happiest guys I have ever met! You will be missed by our whole neighborhood.

Tony and Jan,

Sorry to hear about your dad. May you find the comfort and strength in the days ahead from God. Take care and peace be with you. Jan and Doug Miller

Dear Tony, Jan and family.

Sorry to hear of your dads passing. I remember so long ago, when Doug and I were first going out we stopped over to Roger's and Audrey's and went downstairs for a luau. Had some good Hawaii drinks and a lot of fun. That was my first time meeting Rog. I am sure he is having his own luau now with other friends and family. Rest in Peace and may his family find comfort knowing he is still smiling and telling stories. Oh those stories.
Peace, Jan...

The most photographed parent in the Cretin High School yearbook.!

Jan, Tony andfamily so sorryforyour loss. WHat a great picture of your dad it is how I remembered him. Loved all his smiles and stories and listening to my dad and yours talking about flying. May uncle Roger fly thru the clouds forever. Love Joanie and Dewitt

I worked with Roger in the early days of Xerox. He was a great guy with a great personality. He was also a great artist and had a great sense of humor with his funny caricatures. He also introduced me to Serlin's Café. My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Roger. Doug Daniel

Tony & Jan, I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. My parents, Norman & Estelle Zats were close friends of your parents.
When my brother and I were young, your dad taught us how to ski. My dad and Roger lifted weights in our backyard for many years.
Every Christmas we would go over to your house. Your mother made the most wonderful dinner for us. After eating, we would all decorate your Christmas tree.
I cherish those memories.
May Roger Rest In Peace...


Roger's Obituaries

Age 85, of St. Paul Passed away peacefully on November 6, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Ole and Esther; brother, Howard; half-brother William; and wife, Audrey. Survived by son, Tony; daughter, Jan (Rich) Sames; and nieces, Nicole and Sarah Sames. Roger grew up on St. Paul's East Side,...

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