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Roger L. Yeager

October 9, 1944 ~ September 25, 2019 (age 74)

Roger L. Yeager, age 74 of Faribault, MN, formerly of East St. Paul, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Emeralds of Faribault following an extended illness.

Inurnment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with full military honors.

Arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.

Roger L. Yeager, the son of Norman and Lillian (Lachowitzer) Yeager was born on October 9, 1944 in East St. Paul, MN. He graduated from Harding High School in St. Paul before joining the U.S. Navy in 1962. After serving two years as a naval airman, Roger suffered an aneurism which caused partial paralysis and was discharged due to disability. After coming home to St. Paul, Roger spent a few years traveling, living temporarily in places such as Nashville, Chicago, and Memphis before ending up back in Minnesota. On March 23, 1973, Roger was united in marriage with Marrianne Davis in Minneapolis, MN. In 1985, following Marrianne’s retirement, they settled in Faribault MN. Roger liked everyone and was liked by everyone. He enjoyed reading, watching movies, and was known for his smile, love for restaurants, and visiting with friends and having coffee. Roger will always be remembered for his fighting spirit he demonstrated throughout his life. His disability never stopped him from leading an active life and dancing to rock and roll with Marrianne.

Roger is survived by his wife, Marrianne; daughter, Laticia Staff; sister, Diane (Jerry) Malean; sister in law, Rosemary Yeager; nieces, Jenny Yeager, Susan (Jeff) Johnson, and Dawn Yeager; aunt, Betty (Ray) Lutz; cousins, Father Charlie Lachowitzer, Pam Lachowitzer, and Ann Froemming; and other loving relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman L. and Lillian Yeager; brothers, Jerry Yeager and Norman C. Yeager; and other aunts and uncles.

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