Roger Lundberg

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Services for Mr. Roger Lundberg, 89, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mr. Lundberg passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Roger Francis Lundberg, son of Bertha Harris and Emil Lundberg was born Oct. 6, 1922 in Clay County, Ia. He attended country school north of Peterson and graduated from Peterson High School in 1940. Roger grew up in the Maple Grove community and was a member of the Maple Grove Church of God in his youth. He attended the University of Northern Iowa. He returned home to farm his grandfather's homestead where he himself had grown up, and farmed there for 36 years.

Roger married Dorothy Elaine Rogne on Aug. 23, 1953, in Spencer, Ia. They made their home on this farm until retirement to Royal in 1979. In 1990, his farm was declared a Century Farm by the State of Iowa, which he was proud of. He moved to Spencer in 1990 to be near his wife, who was a resident of St. Luke Lutheran Home. Roger was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Royal where he taught Sunday School, Church Council and was on the Building Committee. He later became a member of Bethany Lutheran Church while living in Spencer.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; and his brother, Stanley.

He is survived by his daughter, Claudia Orwig of Mt Pleasant, Texas; his four grandchildren: David Orwig and his wife, Kristy of Pocahontas, Ia., Stephanie Washington and her husband, Sammy of Dover, Del., Nicole Heller and her husband, Brad of Marathon, Ia., and Bennett Orwix and his wife, Briana of Albuquerque, N.M.; his 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be given to Bethany Lutheran Church.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.