Roger A. Rodengen April 19, 1928 - Jan. 5, 2013
SPICER - Roger A. Rodengen, age 84 of Spicer passed away on January 5, 2013.
Roger grew up in Minneapolis and moved to Spicer after retiring from Fridley Heights Schwinn Cyclery operated by his father, now owned by his son, Doug. He served in the Merchant Marine and US Army of Occupation in WWII and was a member of the American Legion, Freemasons, and Aircraft Owners and Operators Ass'n.
He rebuilt the farmhouse on the former Spicer Farm along with outbuildings where he had numerous projects. Roger was known for his remarkable humor, story telling and consideration for others.
He was preceded in death by parents, Elvin and Frances and brother, Marvin.
He survived by wife, Betty, sister Nancy Kegler, son Doug (Michele) and their children, Tom, Chris and Jon, daughter, Debbie (Norm) and their children, Mindy, Kayla and Betty's daughter, Nancy Hadfield, her sons Mike (Nicole) and Greg, son Jon Cornwell (Mary Lee) and their children Melissa, (Kirk Ingram), and James and son, Richard Cornwell (deceased) and his children Rachel and Justin along with six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Betty's sister is Martha Latham (Allen) and their daughter, Mary Swanson (Mike) and their children Curry (Tiffany) and Chris of this community.
Memorials to U of M Medical Center preferred in lieu of flowers. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation: 5-8 PM Thursday, January 10, at Edina Chapel, Washburn McReavy.com. Memorial: 2 PM Saturday, January 12, at United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, and later remembrance by friends and relatives at Spicer Castle Inn.