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Roger Zahrt

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Funeral services will be held, today, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at 1:30 pm at Stavanger Lutheran Church in Garden City. Rev. Earl Korhonen will officiate. Roger Zahrt will be buried at Radcliffe Cemetery in Radcliffe.

Relatives and friends are invited to join for lunch and fellowship in the Garden City Community Building following the committal service at the cemetery.

Roger, 71, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at his home in Radcliffe.

Roger Zahrt was born in Spencer on Oct. 19, 1935, to Fred and Rachel (Roberts) Zahrt. They lived in the small town of Rossie just south of Spencer. Roger grew up with three brothers and three sisters, him being the middle child. He was baptized and confirmed in the Rossie Congregational Church in Rossie.

He received his education in Rossie graduating from Rossie-Greenville High School in 1954. He then attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake.

On Feb. 3, 1957, Roger was married to Beverly Sierck. They lived in Spencer the first six months of their marriage and then moved to Rossie where they lived for about a year. To this union three children were born: Kimberly Sue, Kevin Roger and Kyle William. In the summer of 1959, they moved to Sioux Rapids, where Roger started managing Ryan Grain Company. On Jan. 5, 1965, Roger accepted a position with Golden Sun Feeds to manage Janssen Elevator (which later became Golden Sun Farm Service) outside of Ellsworth.In March, when housing was available, the family moved to an acreage southwest of Radcliffe. They purchased a house in Radcliffe where they still had made their home. Roger retired from Golden Sun Farm Service in 1990. In 1993, he started working for Friendly Fairways Golf Course. He was a member of Stavanger Lutheran Church, Garden City.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Kyle; and two brothers: Fred and Gary.

Roger's survived by, to cherish his memory, his wife, Beverly of Radcliffe; two children, Kimberly Nessa and husband, Kevin of Garden City, and Kevin Zahrt and wife Peggy of Estherville; one brother, Darwin Zahrt; and three sisters: Beverly Jeppeson, Suzanne Edington and Sandra Dotson.

Arrangements are being handled by Boeke Funeral Home of Radcliffe.