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Roger Lee Loerch

April 21, 1932 ~ September 10, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

Roger Lee Loerch, 89 of Ruskin, FL entered into his eternal home on Friday September 10, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital South in Riverview, FL. He was born April 21, 1932 in Tekamah, NE to Lee & Ruth (Jones) Loerch. Roger graduated from Tekamah High School. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged. He attended Hastings College and graduated from the School of Banking in Madison, WI. Roger married Dolores Ann Dickson, three daughters and one son were born in this union. The couple were later divorced. On June 22, 1991 Roger married Lori A. Von Eschen at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manson, IA; moved to Ruskin, FL and were married for 30 years before his passing.

After serving his country Roger went into banking at the First National Bank of Tekamah. In 1969 Roger moved to Nebraska City and worked at Otoe County State Bank and in 1971 moved to Aplington, IA and worked at State Savings Bank. In 1975 Roger moved to Manson, IA and was president of the Manson State Bank and later bought the bank in 1987. Roger served as an active owner until his passing.

Roger was a member of the Tekamah Presbyterian Church and served as Board of Trustees and Elder, he was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Masonic Lodge (Omaha Scottish Rite and Omaha Tangier Shrine), Lions Club, Kiwanis Club & Tekamah Industrial Development Corp. In Nebraska City Roger was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Elks, and American Legion. In Aplington, IA Roger was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Lions club. In Manson IA Roger was a member at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Corp. and Friendship Haven Board of Directors. In 1991 Roger, Lori and family moved to Ruskin, FL. During that time Roger was a member at Calvary Lutheran church and also Treasurer of the Mission Board.

Roger is survived by his wife Lori, children Deb Loerch (Jim Meredith) of Manson, IA; Kathy (Dave) Tjernagel of Knoxville, IA; Randy Loerch of Spirit Lake, IA; stepchildren Leslie Hughes(David Rowden) Santa Clarita, CA; and Derek (Marisol) Hughes Tampa, FL; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ruth Loerch; daughter Lori K Loerch, Brother Creighton Jay Loerch and Sister Diane Kindler.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
1108 13th Avenue
Manson, IA 50563

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 16, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
1108 13th Avenue
Manson, IA 50563

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