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Roger Allen Finke
January 23, 1946 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Obit Roger Allen Finke-77 of Firth, NE formerly Deshler, NE
Kroll Funeral Deshler, NE 402-365-4441
Roger Allen Finke of Deshler, NE the son of William and Edna (Weiss) Finke was born in Kiowa (Thayer County) NE January 23, 1946. He departed this life Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Lakeview Living in Firth, NE.
He was baptized February 3, 1946 at Bethlehem Lutheran in Kiowa, NE and confirmed April 10, 1960 at St Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE.
Roger attended Bethlehem Lutheran School rural Kiowa and St. Peter Lutheran in Deshler and graduated from Deshler High School with the class of 1964.
After graduation Roger went to Texas and worked for Texas Instrument, returning home he worked for Deshler Roller Mills and Ray Mausoleum until they closed, and then worked for Reinke Manufacturing in Deshler until his retirement. Hoping to stay busy he helped Tyler Fangmeyer shingle houses.
Roger was a member of the Deshler Volunteer Fire Department for over 35 years, and St. Peter Lutheran Church. During his 6 years living at Lakeview Living, he served as Resident Council President.
He enjoyed being out in God’s great creation hunting, fishing, and trapping.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Donald, Darrel Finke and wife Kay, and Robert, sister JoAnn Jeppesen and husband Warren, brothers-in-law Timothy Hajek and Thomas Pagel.
He is survived by two daughters Roberta Laaker and husband Scott of Deshler, NE, and Amber Arner and husband Patrick of Fairbury, NE, brother Norbert Finke and wife Shirley of Deshler, NE, sisters Lila Hineline and husband Lester of Lincoln, NE, Donna Hajek of Hastings, NE, and Judy Kujath and husband Mark of Pickrell, NE, sister-in-law Sylva Finke of Lincoln, NE, Louisa Fintel of Deshler, NE, grandchildren; Brenton, Colt, Cooper, Casey and Chase Laaker of Deshler, NE, Madison and Claire Arner of Fairbury, NE, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE at 10:30 AM. Officiant will be Pastor Brian Francik, organist Lois Pohlmann, congregational hymns “In The Garden” and “How Great Thou Art”, recorded selection “Go Rest High On The Mountain”, visitation will be Monday 2-6 PM family greeting friends 5-6 PM at Kroll Funeral Home in Deshler, NE, casket bearers LeRoy Fangmeyer, Tyler Fangmeyer, Monica Klumpe, Tammy Garza, Bruce Finke, Scott Finke, and Shaun Pagel, honorary casket bearers are grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Roger Finke Memorial, condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com. Kroll Funeral Home of Deshler, NE is in charge of arrangements.