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Celebration of Life Reception

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church
Wednesday July 31st, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Roger L Frans

Roger's life began on May 17, 1946 in Peabody, Kansas.  He is the son of Charles and Fern (Palmer) Frans.  Roger is an alumnus of Marion High School and worked at Carlson's Grocery in Marion both in high school and again currently.  He was an avid cyclist, riding over 20,000 miles on his bicycle annually.  Roger was a marathon runner, placing in the top one percent of all the marathons he competed in over the years. Roger was also a tri-athlete and an avid hiker.  He hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1983.  Roger also enjoyed woodworking and had operated his own building maintenance company with his former spouse, Judith Frans, in Boulder prior to moving back to Kansas.  He was a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship - a journey that began as a young man and helped guide him throughout life.  Roger is the father of Anya (Nick Ryan) Frans of Boulder, CO; the brother of Bernadine (Bernie) Obermeyer of Eureka, KS and Myron (Susan Segal) Frans of Minneapolis, MN and friend to his former spouse Judith Frans.  Roger passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2019 at his home.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Joyce Frans, and brothers Bill and Terry Frans.  In lieu of services, take a nice bike ride or a peaceful hike in memory of Roger.  Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Homes, Marion is serving the family.  Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Marion High School.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Roger at www.ymzfh.com  


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Roger was a classmate. My sympathy to his family.

Joann Fitzpatrick Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Heartfelt sympathy to Tiger's family.

Sherry Birtell Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Roger was a great friend and co-worker.He was always cheerful.I admired his strong will to cycle , eat healthy and just being in great shape. He will be missed by all.

Charlotte Coleman Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

I met Roger soon after I took up cycling. We frequently passed each other on the roads of Marion County, and he always had a friendly greeting for me. We both used the Strava app to record our rides, but Roger always outdid me; regularly riding twice as far. The roads won't be the same without you, Roger. May the wind be at your back!

Greg Bergman Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about this. Roger always brightened my day.

Scott Zogelman Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

Roger was a great employee. Always did a great job and just loved people come to the Elgin hotel july31 from 5-7 for a remembrance

Greg &Linda carlson Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Frans

Bud and Norma Druse Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

Will miss a good friend and classmate.

Marvin Meisinger Jul 24 2019 12:00 AM

I started working with Rodger in the Hillsboro store , we helped put that in. He was alway's one excellent worker and loved life to the fullest. He always had a smile. Ride onward Rodger you will be missed.

Marcie Haas Jul 24 2019 12:00 AM

Roger was a good man. I always enjoyed working with him at Carlson's. Ride well, friend.

Dorothy Shipman Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

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