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Roger Westgard

April 30, 1937-Jan. 19, 2012

Roger W. Westgard, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday January 19, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Roger Warren Westgard was born to Nels and Mary (Anderson) Westgard on April 30, 1937 in Frazee. He grew up on the family farm and lived with his parents. After his parents died Roger lived in various area nursing homes before becoming a resident at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where he lived for the next 30 years.

Roger worked at the Becker County Developmental Achievement Center in Detroit Lakes for many years. He enjoyed visiting with others and telling stories over a good cup of coffee. He also enjoyed listening to the radio and chewing his Coppenhagen.

Surviving Roger are many nieces and nephews and his brother-in-law, Red Hanson of Detroit Lakes.

Preceding him in death were his parents and 11 siblings, Olaug (Pete) Anderson, Art Westgard, Axel Westgard, Mabel (Joe) Vogt, Nellie (Lowell) Cary, Blenda (Floyd) Anderson, Margie (Hank) Anderson, Andy (Charlotte) Westgard, Edna Westgard, Elvina Hanson and Helen (Swante) Coleman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in Egelund Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.