Roger Lakeberg, of rural Mora, MN, died March 19, 2007 at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 71 years old. Funeral service will be on Friday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Thursday, March 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday morning. Memorials preferred to the Mora Dollars for Scholars.
Roger W. Lakeberg was born November 4, 1935 in Mora, Minnesota to Magnus Walter and Mildred (Liming) Lakeberg. In 1953 he graduated from Mora High School. After a couple years of college he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He worked road construction for many years before becoming a third-generation farmer on the family homestead in Warman, and eventually made his registered black angus farm his full-time vocation. After his first heart attack forced semi-retirement, he spent a couple years traveling before returning to start a farm with percheron and paint horses. He also dealt black jack at Grand Casino Hinckley when it opened, until retiring at age 65.
He loved visiting with his family, neighbors and friends. He was a man with a strong opinion who delighted in dispensing his words of wisdom and sage advice. He enjoyed farming, nightly drives to observe the wildlife, polka dancing, deer hunting, auto racing and other sports.
He will be greatly missed in the hearts of his loved ones Gladys Earl of Menomonie, WI; daughter Jean (Paul) Mattson of Mora; son Gary Lakeberg of Mora; daughter Karen (Todd) Rizer of Little Falls; and five grandchildren Brad, Brian, Amanda, Brittney and Gabrielle. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Donna.