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ROGER BACON

April 3, 1917 - October 27, 2011

Roger was born April 3, 1917 in rural Mabel to Ray and Emma (Nordenmalm) Bacon.  They lived in the Brownsdale, Minnesota area until Roger was 13 and returned to the Mabel area.  He graduated from the Mabel High School in 1934.  On March 23, 1939 he married Angeline Moen at the Washington Prairie Parsonage in rural Ossian.  The couple started farming in the Mabel area then in 1945 purchased a farm in Preble Township where they remained until they started spending the winters in Mabel.  After retiring from farming he sold real estate for a couple years.

Roger was a member of the Mabel United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge.  He loved farming and was proud to be a farmer. He had served on the school and church boards.  He enjoyed playing Euchre and Cribbage, and his herd of Belgian horses, but most of all enjoyed the times spent with family.

Roger passed away at home on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the age of 94.

Roger is survived by three daughters Barb  Solum of Spring Grove, Sandy (Paul) Eiken of Mabel, and Marge (David) Storlie of Spring Grove; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; a brother Robert (Arlene) Bacon of Brownsville, Minnesota; and a sister Helen Richmond of  Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his wife Angeline; son-in-law Robert Solum;  a grandson; 3 great grandchildren; three brothers Dexter, George, and Charles; and a sister Dorothy Zliesy.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 31, 2011 at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel.  Burial will be in the Mabel Public Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 – 6 PM Sunday, October 30 at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

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