Roger died peacefully at his home on the afternoon of February 27, 2017. Roger was born in Doniphan, Missouri, in 1936. Roger was first hired into the work of the Church in 1958, and in the fall of 1959 he was sent out as a ministerial trainee. In October of 1960 he married his loving wife of 56 years, Janice Roemer. As newlyweds, they began the first assignment of their longtime ministry in Long Beach and Los Angeles, California. He and Janice served the Church faithfully in 28 different congregations over the course of 54 years, and Roger was a senior writer for Church publications.