Roger Francis Lammers, age 78 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence in rural Hartington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is handling the arrangements.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ann Kramer, Scott Kramer, Stephanie Myers and Eleanor Smyth. Active Pallbearers will be Frank Lammers, Jon Lammers, Chris Lammers, Nick Lammers, Travis Lammers, Chad Reifenrath, Casey Reifenrath and Todd Kramer.
Roger was born on December 11, 1938 at Hartington, Nebraska to Ludwig Anthony and Rosalia Catherine (Steffen) Lammers, the oldest of 7 children. He attended the Lammers Ranch Country School and St John the Baptist Elementary School in Fordyce. Roger graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1956. Farming was his life's vocation.
Roger was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he served on the parish council and was a lector for Sunday masses. He also served for 9 years on the Advisory Council for the Farm Credit Services. He liked to read and attend cattle sales. Roger's hope was that as he grew older he would be able to live on the farm where he was born and raised. God granted him this wish.
Roger is survived by a brother, Kenneth and Juanita Lammers of Hartington; 3 sisters, Janet and Ron Kramer of Pierce, NE; Judy and Rodney Mace of Tyndall, SD; Kathy and Mick Reifenrath of Crofton, NE; a sister-in-law, Phyllis (Kremer) Lammers of Hartington and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Rose Mary Lammers and a brother, Norman Lammers.
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You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother.May God grant you the strength to deal with the grief.
Cyril and Laverta Mauch
Sending my prayers and sympathy to the whole family.
Teresa Wieseler Kubal and family
I wish my deepest sympathy on the loss of Roger. He was a great caretaker and person. My prayers and support are with all of you.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
Sympathy and prayers to Rogers family. He always smiled when we discussed Family History and Memories. Jesus welcome him with open arms.
Jeanette A. Lammers
Sympathy and prayers to Rogers family.
Daniel and Bill Lynch
Our deepest sympathy to the family. We are so sorry we are unable to attend as we are attending a funeral in the Black Hills.
Chuck and Romaine Wiebelhaus
My condolences to Rogers family. I have so many memories of him and our family gatherings from years ago. May each of you be consoled by the knowledgee that Roger now sleeps in the peace of the Lord.
Steve and Cindi Perk
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