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.