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Louis Roggensees, 82 - June 13, 2014

Louis Andrew Roggensees, 82, of Lexington and Gothenburg died Friday, June 13, 2014, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Cremation was chosen with inurnment to take place at a later date at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Roggensees was born July 13, 1931, at Holbrook, the son of Albert “Shorty” F. and Pearl Remona (Robeson) Roggensees.
He grew up at Holbrook and Cambridge and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis.
Roggensees served his country for two years with the U.S. Army during 1952 -1954.
He had resided in Nebraska as well as Kansasm Oklahoma, California, Oregon and Florida, and was employed with the Bureau of Reclamation.
Roggensees was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Red Bluff Rotary.
He spent many hours serving volunteer work with local organizations, and enjoyed RVing and people watching, according to family members.
?Roggensees was preceded in death by: his father, Albert “Shorty” F. Roggensees; his mother, Pearl Remona Roggensees; a brother, Wesley Dean Roggensees; brother-in-law, Glen E. Buker, sister-in-law, Genevieve Roggensees; his first wife, Joan Roggensees; second wife, Elaine Roggensees; a niece, Lanelle Buker Carlson.
?Survivors include: his daughter, Tammy Reeder; two grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn (Rodney “Swede”) Swanson; domestic partner, Mary Purvis; a niece, Marilyn (Lee) Cruse; nephew, Gregg Buker; two great-nieces and five great-nephews; numerous extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Roggensees family, c/o Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 10th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.

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