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Roger Lee Flohrs, 75, of Minnesota Lake, died Friday, June 9, 2017 in Spirit Lake, IA. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Pauls UCC in rural Minnesota Lake. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13 from 4 7 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will take place St. Pauls UCC Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Wells Color Guard and the Minnesota Lake American Legion Post #287. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. www.brussheitner.com
Roger was born on May 4, 1942 in Fairmont, to Alvin and Dorothy (Schiller) Flohrs. He grew up in the Trimont area and graduated from Trimont High School in 1960. Roger worked as a farmhand throughout school; and after graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for two years, before starting a long career in construction. Roger worked in construction for most of his life. He supervised the construction of many grain elevators throughout the Midwest and Canada. In 2007, Roger miraculously survived an aortic aneurysm...and his family was blessed with 10 more years with him! After his retirement, he slowed down only a little bit. Anyone who knew Roger knew that he was always willing to help. He loved working and stayed busy...helping friends, neighbors, and relatives with any type of job, from mowing lawns to driving a tractor to helping with home fix-it jobs, like painting or small construction projects. Roger could and would talk to anyone. He was very friendly and outgoing. His family and friends will sadly miss his warm personality, generous and loving heart, and especially his hugs.
Roger is survived by his wife of 46 years, Eileen (Bruegger) Flohrs; and three daughters and their families: Kristine (Mike Krafka), Samantha, Stephanie, Aubrey, Jessica, Johnny, and Raeden; Susan (Eric), and Luke Rodelius; Gail (Shawn Clow), Lexi, and Cahlin; two sisters: Darlene (Larry) Anderson and Dianne (Sterling) Adamson; one brother Lowell (Elaine) Flohrs; and many extended relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Mary (Norm) Shaffer and a nephew: Keith Shaffer.
Published on June 12, 2017
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