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Roger D. Raver

July 5, 1930 March 29, 2019
Roger D. Raver
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Roger Duane Raver was born on July 5, 1930 to George and Betty (Snare) Raver in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away March 29, 2019 at the Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, Nebraska.

Roger lived in Craig, Nebraska nearly all his life. He attended school in Craig. He had a passion for farming, and did that for a few years, until he was drafted in 1951. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1953. After the service, he continued to farm.

On April 18, 1958, Roger married Eunice “Sue” Gerch. In 1963, he started working for Craig Public School as a janitor and bus driver. In 1974, they bought the local tavern in Craig known as Rog & Sue’s Retreat. Many memories were made in the bar until it closed in 2015.

Roger loved sports, whether it was coaching local teams, supporting the Huskers, or cheering on the OC Knights. He especially enjoyed watching his kids’ and grandkids’ activities.

Roger was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Craig Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sue; four children: Bob, Ronnie, Connie and Julie; three brothers: Richard, Ronnie and Robert.

Survivors include his two daughters: Jean (Bart) Meyer of Craig, Cathy (Dan) Hall of Omaha, NE; seven grandchildren: Quin (Serenity) Raver, Ashley Helzer, Julie Helzer, Austin Hall, Christian Hall, Ian Hall and Avery Hall; five great grandchildren: Payton Novak, Preston Novak, Paxton Buermann, Talia Raver Ella Raver; daughter-in-law, Jan Raver of Blair, NE; sisters-in-law: Joan Gerch of Oakland, Joyce Raver of Oakland and Karen Raver of Cheney, WA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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6:00 PM 4/4/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/4/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland

310 South Charde Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Family will be receiving friends.

Pelan Funeral Services Oakland
310 South Charde Avenue Oakland 68045 NE
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 4/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
United Methodist Church, Craig

311 Pleasant Ave
Craig, NE 68019

Military Honors will be held at the Craig Cemetery.

United Methodist Church, Craig
311 Pleasant Ave Craig 68019 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Craig Cemetery Final Resting Place

Craig, NE 68019

Craig 68019 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

To the family for future designation.


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