Roger T. Stone, 73, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska.
Service will be Wednesday, January 15, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth, Nebraska with Pastors Kari Foss and Marcia Dorn officiating. Burial with Military Rites by Kent Kailey Post #45, Lawrence, Nebraska and the Army National Guard Honors Team will be in Emmanuel Cemetery, rural Hildreth, Nebraska. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, from 3-8 p.m. with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel in Lawrence, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Roger (Rod) was born on July 4, 1946 to John T. and Mable M. (Moore) Stone in Clarendon, Texas. He graduated from Clarendon High School, Clarendon, Texas in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State College in 1968, The University of Georgia with his Master of Science Degree in 1972 and his PHD from the University of Wisconsin in 1976. Roger served in the United States Army from January 20, 1969 to December 22, 1970. He married Pam K. Loschen on November 30, 1985 in Hastings, Nebraska. After receiving his PHD he moved to the Lawrence area and worked for the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska until retiring in 2006. Roger was a member of Kent Kailey Post #45, Lawrence, Nebraska. He liked to tear things apart and fix them if he could.
Roger is survived by his wife, Pam of Lawrence; two sons, Jeremiah Johnson of Strang, and Justin Johnson (Sabrina Young) of Doniphan; two grandsons, Koen and Kaser Johnson; mother-in-law, Sharron Loschen (Al Synovec); stepfather, Richard Tunnel of Amarillo, Texas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and family, Gerry (Arlene) Loschen of Kearney, Kelly (Joy) Loschen of Columbus; stepbrothers and sisters-in-law and family, Dennis (JoAnn) Bradshaw of San Tan Valley, Arizona, Doug (Ann) Bradshaw of Benbrook, Texas, Dianah Bradshaw of Jacksonville, Florida; cousins, Jimmy Riley of Amarillo, Texas, Becky Bills of Conroe, Texas, Susie Hardage of Altus, Oklahoma, Troy Stanten of Amarillo, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Mabel Tunnell and J.T. Stone; stepmother, Ola Stone; and father-in-law, Gerald Loschen.