HARTINGTON — Roger Francis Lammers, 78, Hartington, died Sept. 26, 2016, at his residence in rural Hartington.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were Sept. 29 at the church, and resumed one hour prior to services Friday.
Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 30 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.
Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Fordyce.
Honorary Pallbearers were Ann Kramer, Scott Kramer, Stephanie Myers and Eleanor Smyth.
Active Pallbearers were Frank Lammers, Jon Lammers, Chris Lammers, Nick Lammers, Travis Lammers, Chad Reifenrath, Casey Reifenrath and Todd Kramer.
Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, was in charge of the arrangements.
Roger was born Dec. 11, 1938, at Hartington, to Ludwig Anthony and Rosalia Catherine (Steffen) Lammers, the oldest of seven children. He attended the Lammers Ranch Country School and St. John the Baptist Elementary School, 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 nine 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 and wife, Kenneth and Juanita Lammers, Hartington; three sisters and husbands, Janet and Ron Kramer, Pierce; Judy and Rodney Mace, Tyndall, S.D.; and Kathy and Mick Reifenrath, Crofton; a sister-in-law, Phyllis (Kremer) Lammers, Hartington; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Rose Mary Lammers; and a brother, Norman Lammers.