(fondly known as Scooter) passed away peacefully at his home in Michener Extendicare in Red Deer, Alberta on Friday March 21, 2014 at the age of 90 years. He was surrounded by his loving children. He was predeceased by his loving wife Pauline (Dittrich) of 41 years; infant son, John Francis; son Raymond Perry; grandson Trevor Powell. He is survived by his second wife Rose; his children Sharon Powell (Ed); Ron (Bobbie); Mary Jane Patterson (Jack); Charlie (Donna); Judy Rogers (Ross); Marlene McLeod (John); Roger (Barb); Theresa Hoskins (Harvey); Tom (Norie); Kathy Rairdan (Steve); Mike (Christine); four step-children, Barry Michener; Debbie Roth (Gus); Sheryl Holmberg (Bryan); Mike Michener (Lori). Scooter was very proud of his 36 grand children and 46 great grand children who all loved him very much. Roger was born in Bradgate, Iowa USA and moved with his family to Erskine, Alberta as a young boy. He Later moved to Red Deer with Pauline and his family. they returned to the farm at Erskine, where he became a wheat and dairy farmer. He spent several years as a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Central Alberta Dairy Association. When he retired from farming, he then moved back to Red Deer where he spent the remainder of his life. Scooters’ favourite past times included golfing, both here at home and his second winter home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. He enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors and most of all family gatherings for birthdays, holidays and reunions. Roger was committed to his Catholic faith and enjoyed being a life-long member of the Knights of Columbus. We would like to thank all of the staff at Michener Extendicare for their extraordinary care and devotion to our father. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favourite Charity of choice. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Deer, Alberta (38 Ave. and 39 St.) on Friday, March 28 at 11:00 am. Thank you to Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services.

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