Roman G. Roiger

Roman G. Roiger, 97, of Springfield died Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, in St. Raphael Catholic Church, Springfield, with Father Phil Schotzko officiating. Interment will be in St. Raphael Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday in St. Raphael Church.

Roman George Roiger was born May 17, 1922, son of John and Anna (Saffert) Roiger, on the Roiger homestead in Bashaw Township, Brown County. He attended District 59 School in Bashaw Township and two years at St. Raphael’s in Springfield. He helped his father with the family farm. On May 17, 1943, he married Marjorie Fiedler at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. They farmed the home farm until moving to Springfield in 1983. He worked at Sanborn Manufacturing for six years until retiring. He was treasurer of the District 59 School Board for 20 years. He loved his family, farming and taking care of his animals. He also loved old time music and had his own band for over 35 years. He was a member of St. Raphael’s Church and belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters and Catholic Aid Association. He also served as an usher for funerals at St. Raphael’s for many years. He kept track of each one, all 241 of them.

Roman is survived by daughters, Ramona Reinhart and Carol Kerkhoff; daughter-in-law, Norma Roiger; and grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and friend, Helen Schneider. Roman was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; daughter, Rita Jensen; sons, Steven and Michael; and sons-in-law, Garth Jensen and Dave (Hank) Reinhart. 

Blessed be his memory. 

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. On line condolences may be left for the family at

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