Roger A. Aaker, age 74, of Faribault, died on June 2, 2010 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
Memorial services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Interment and veteranís military rites will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Roger Arden, the son of Knut A. and Ellen (Fordahl) Aaker, was born on March 28, 1936 in Rochester. He graduated from Kenyon High School. Roger served in the U. S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 43, Faribault. He married Maureen Pretty on May 9, 1955 in England. Roger was formerly employed by the Faribault Regional Center, the State Hospital in Owatonna, St. Cloud Reformatory, District One Hospital and Northfield Retirement Center as a food service supervisor and dietary manager.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen of Faribault; four children, Roger "Skip" (and Wendy Jo) Aaker, Jr. of Faribault, David J. (and Lori) Aaker of Prior Lake, Lynn M. Aaker of Faribault and Debra E. (and Charlie) Moline of Morristown; five grandchildren, Gabe Purdie (and fiance Katie Culhane), Anna Aaker, Kristen and Sara Aaker and Nathan Staupe; and one sister, Carol (and Jim) Seamands of Hettinger, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in infancy, Susan Margaret in 1955 and nine brothers and sisters.
Roger was my Uncle and i have so many memories i could write a book but the one that i will never forget is the first time i came to visit and i decided to go for a walk and was gone for about 4 hrs and Uncle Roger couldn't believe i walked for that long and was worried i had got lost so was ringing round to see if anyone had seen me. I will miss you Uncle Roger and my thoughts and prayers are with all the family God Bless.
To Maureen, Lynn, Skip, & Gabe So sorry for your loss. Roger was a sweet kind hearted Man, and always had a smile on anytime I ran into him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Terra M. Favro & Family
Roger was my uncle,the first time i met him was when himself and my Aunt Maureen came to London to visit us and all i can say about him is that he was like a gentle giant always happy with a big smile on his face,my thoughts hugs and kisses go to the whole of the Aaker family at this sad time i am only sorry that i can not be there with you. Love you all god bless May and family.
I met Roger about 25 years ago and ever since then I have only known him as dad. Even though we are not really related their was a connection there. I remember him and his loving wife(mum) Maureen were helping there daughter (Lynn)relocate to the big cities. When we all met for the first time. Mum was hanging up curtains in the our kitchen at the time, and Roger than dad look over at me an said well George that was me what do you for a living. And from that moment on I have known and called by him as George.I will miss your great sense of humor and long lasting friendship. Sometimes we had ups and downs. More ups than downs. You will be sadly miss my friend and mum will be okay.
Maureen, We will miss seeing Roger stopping by. I know you will have many fond memories. Especially having your tea ready when you get home. Always remember we are here for you. Please know you will be in my prayers. Liz
We will miss Uncle Roger greatly in Hettinger North Dakota! Roger leaves us with many fond memories of a very generous and loving Uncle to Wayne and I as well as Great Uncle to Kami, Eric, Elizabeth and Marc. Maureen and family..May God be with you during this time. Love, Jennifer and All.
I worked with Roger at District One for many years. So sorry to hear of his death. My thoughts and prayers are with you Maureen and your family. Take care.
I was eight years old when I first met Roger and spent many a holiday with him and Maureen before they left England to go back to America. I have a lifetime of good memories and will cherish them. God Bless you Roger you were the best. I only met Roger 12 years ago when John and I got together but I was welcomed into the family and spent a lovely holiday in America with Maureen & Roger in 2000. Rest in Peace Roger. God has taken you home.
Uncle Roger was a very special who always lit up my day with his sense of humour although we are far away we know he will leave a very big hole in all our hearts our prayers are with auntie maureen & family at this sad time rest in peace uncle roger you will be very missed xx