Roger Pagel, age 80, of Winthrop, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, February 16, 2018, from 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop. Gathering of Family and Friends will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Roger A. Pagel was born on June 28, 1937, in Winthrop, Minnesota. He was the son of Leo and Ella (Grochow) Pagel. Roger was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education at country school District #51 in Bismarck Township and was a 1956 graduate of Winthrop High School. He was a life-long resident of Winthrop.
October 8, 1958, Roger was united in marriage to Lois Fredin at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, rural Gaylord. After their marriage, they farmed in Cornish and Bismarck Townships. Roger and Lois were blessed with three children, Ronald, Julie and Kristi. They shared 59 years of marriage.
Roger was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. He was a member of the Winthrop Army Reserves and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and Fort Dix, NJ.
Roger enjoyed farming, traveling, dancing, playing cards, playing blackjack, joy riding in the country, watching the crops grow, farm auctions, driving his 4-wheeler, hunting/ fishing, drinking Pepsi, spending time with his family and friends, and all the visitors who would just stop in to say, “Hi!”
Roger passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop at the age of 80 years. Blessed be his memory.
Roger is survived by his:
Wife, Lois Pagel of Winthrop;
Children, Ronald (Lori) Pagel of Dassel,
Julie (Greg) Bauer of Eagan, and
Kristi (Brian) Ruschmeyer of Glencoe;
Grandchildren, Eric (Trinity) Pagel, Chelse (Andrew) Krause, Christopher (Laura) Bauer, Lindsey (Cole) Ranzau, Lauren Bauer, and Abby Ruschmeyer;
Great Grandchildren, Caden, Avery and Makenna Krause and Shylah Pagel;
Sisters-In-Law, Rozella Pagel, Rocile Sokolosky, Bernette Fredin Muchow, Doris Frauendienst Hopp, Marvel Fredin, and Joyce Fredin;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Roger was preceded in death by his Parents, Leo and Ella Pagel; Brother, Dennis Pagel; Brothers-In-Law, Adolph Sokolosky, Stanley Fredin, Verlin Frauendienst, Harold Hopp, Nelford Fredin and Wayne Fredin.