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Roger S. Temanson

May 25, 1924 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 93)

Memorial services for Roger Temanson will be held 11:00 am Saturday March 10, 2018 at Bear Creek Lutheran Church, with Pastor Larry Iverson officiating.  Burial will take place in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday March 9 at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Roger S. Temanson, age 93, of Stewartville, MN and formerly of the Spring Valley area passed away Thursday March 1, 2018 at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester.

Roger was born on May 25, 1924 in Racine Township, Mower County to Eli and Mabel Temanson.  He was baptized in Bear Creek and grew up near Spring Valley where he attended rural school and then graduated from Spring Valley High School.  He attended Mankato Commercial college before serving two years in the army during World War ll including the Japanese Occupation.

On March 28, 1948 Roger married Shirley Frost at Pine Island.  They farmed together (dairy and crop) for over 40 years near Spring Valley, retiring in 1990.  They moved to Stewartville in 1995, and enjoyed wintering in Mesa, AZ from 1990 to 2005.  In 2014 they moved to Root River Estates.

Roger was an active lifelong member of Bear Creek Lutheran Church, participated in various farm and dairy organizations, and served on the Spring Valley School board.

Roger is survived by his children, Marjorie (Calvin) Williams, Madison, WI, Mary (Tom) Roe, Brookings, SD, Nancy Temanson, Stewartville, Anita (Mike) Filzen, Olivia, MN, Randy (Kelly) Temanson, Stratford, WI, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by sisters-in-law Patricia Dutcher and Marilyn Frost.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley, brother Dell Temanson and wife Harriet, sister-in-law Phyllis Gablenz and husband Bill, brothers-in-law Harold Frost and David Frost.

Family would like to express deep appreciation to the staff of Root River Estates and Seasons Hospice for the kindness and respect shown in caring for Roger.

Memorials may be sent to Bear Creek Lutheran Church, Grand Meadow or Seasons Hospice of Rochester. 

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