Roger Edwin Anderson
April 14, 1950 - March 31, 2011
He will be dearly missed...
Roger E. Anderson of Everett, WA passed peacefully on March 31, 2011 surrounded by loving family. Born and raised tending the chickens and working the family farm in Kenmare, ND, Roger graduated from Kenmare High School in 1968 and attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND. He served in the U.S. Navy as a boiler mechanic on a munitions supply ship for 5 ½ years earning the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. After discharge from the Navy, he made his home in the Everett area where he served as a caregiver for the physically and mentally disabled for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing and camping in the Pacific Northwest area.
He is survived by brothers, James Vogel (Gladys) of Machesney Park, IL, Raymond Vogel (Pauline) of Baxter, TN, and sisters, Rosanna Sprinkle (Don) of Monticello, IL, MaryBeth Quick of Albany, OR, Karen Hopper of Plainfield, IN, and Louise Anderson (Tim Claus) of Bloomington, MN, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his lifelong companion Peggy Benton, mother Helen Anderson, and father Verner Anderson.
A small family service will be held in Seattle, WA, on Saturday, April 2nd with a memorial service planned for family and friends this summer in Kenmare, ND. Details will be forthcoming.
Our heartfelt thanks go to the compassionate and caring nursing staff at Providence Regional Medical Center Critical Care and Cardiac Units. Memorials preferred to the Providence General Foundation.
To laugh often and much; to win the
respect of intelligent people and the affection
of children; to earn the appreciation of honest
critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether by a
healthy child, a garden patch, or redeemed social
condition; to know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived. This is to have
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.