Roger Dale Lehr


July 8, 1924 - January 4, 2016



Roger Dale Lehr was born July 8, 1924 near Alexandria, SD to John and Martha (Schuer) Lehr.  He grew up on the family farm and attended country grade school. He served in the US Army during WWII.  On September 8, 1942 he married Bessie Fauth. They farmed for several years in Hanson County. He was employed as a sales manager for Loon Implement in Emery until it closed and then he was a salesman for Janssen Implement for many years. Roger was a Hanson County Commissioner for many years, a member of the First Baptist Church, where he was involved as a Sunday School Teacher, sang in the choir and the various men’s groups. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed doing yard work, fishing and hunting.

He is survived by Bessie his wife of 73 years, three daughters: Bonnie Sweeney, Sioux Falls, Diane (Don) Huber, Rapid City, Kathie (Curt) Cady, Lake City, FL, eleven grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Arlet Liedtke. 


Thursday, January 7, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church
Emery, South Dakota


Friday, January 8, 2016
10:30 AM
First Baptist Church
Emery, South Dakota


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Russ & Linda Mohrman on October 20, 2020
It is so sad that I did not know of his passing till just this year. Roger was such a wonderful man. He also was my distant cousin in law. Bessie was my dad‘s first cousin Melvin. We’d like to invite the family to our new home in Nixa Missouri, 30 minutes from Branson mo. Feel free to call us anytime at 417-830-8460 Or 417-840-2178 Help us keep in touch with You our rest of our family.

Our Deepest sympathy and our Belated condolences to Bessie Kathy and Diane.

Our address is: Russ & Linda Mohrman 1114 Verna Lane Nixa, Mo.
My mother Nadine Mohrman is residing in our city and all of her mail comes to us.
Posted by Bruce & Rhonda Huber on January 7, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Many fond memories of discussions and debates with Roger at Swyter Oil and later El's Service.
Posted by Dorothy,SweeneyNelson on January 6, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for your family
Posted by Danny & Arlis Van Gerpen on January 6, 2016
Enjoyed visits with Roger! He sold me a John Deere bIke 1977, think of him everytime I use it. Pray God's comforting presence will sustain you!
Posted by Sharon Crider on January 6, 2016
Many Great memories of Roger and Bessie. Thoughts and prayers with your family.
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on January 5, 2016
Roger was one of the reasons we started a television service business as in the 60's he was selling the Setchel Carlson line of television. Yes we purchased a few farm implements from him when he was in the Implement business in Emery. Many memories of him. Yes he is gone but knowing we will meet again when God calls us just keeps us going . What a day of rejoicing that will be. We extend our sympathy to you all. God Bless
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