Roger T. Stone, 73, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Service will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hildreth, Nebraska with Pastors Kari Foss and Marcia Dorn officiating. Burial with Military Rites by Kent Kailey Post #45, Lawrence, Nebraska and the Army National Guard Honor’s Team will be in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hildreth, Nebraska. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel, Lawrence, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Roger (Rod) was born on July 4, 1946 to John T. and Mable M. (Moore) Stone in Clarendon, Texas. He graduated from Clarendon High School, Clarendon, Texas in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State College in 1968, The University of Georgia with his Master of Science Degree in 1972 and his PHD from the University of Wisconsin in 1976. Roger served in the United States Army from January 20, 1969 to December 22, 1970. He married Pam K. Loschen on November 30, 1985 in Hastings, Nebraska. After receiving his PHD he moved to the Lawrence Area and worked for the U.S. Meat and Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska until retiring in 2006. Roger was a member of Kent Kailey Post #45, Lawrence, Nebraska. He liked to tear things apart and fix them if he could.
Roger is survived by his wife; Pam, Lawrence, Nebraska, two sons; Jeremiah Johnson, Strang, Nebraska and Justin Johnson (Sabrina Young), Doniphan, Nebraska, two grandson; Koen and Kaser Johnson, mother-in-law; Sharron Loschen (Al Synovec), step father; Richard Tunnel, Amarillo, Texas, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and family; Gerry (Arlene) Loschen, Kearney, Nebraska, Kelly (Joy) Loschen, Columbus, Nebraska, step brothers and sisters-in-law and family; Dennis (JoAnn) Bradshaw, San Tan Valley, Arizona, Doug (Ann) Bradshaw, Benbrook, Texas, Dianah Bradshaw, Jacksonville, Florida, cousins; Jimmy Riley, Amarillo, Texas, Becky Bills, Conroe, Texas, Susie Hardage, Altus, Oklahoma, Troy Stanten, Amarillo, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews. Roger is preceded in death by his parents; Mabel Tunnell and J.T. Stone, stepmother; Ola Stone and father-in-law; Gerald Loschen.
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