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J. Roger Wunner

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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:22 am

NORFOLK — Memorial services for J. Roger Wunner of Stanton will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Home for Funerals, Norfolk, with visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday and the Rev. Edgar J. Schambach officiating. Urn placement will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Orchard, with military rites by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard.

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Roger died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the Stanton Health Center at the age of 94 years, 10 months and 20 days.

John Roger Wunner, the son of John and Effie (McKinsey) Wunner, was born on Aug. 17, 1918, in Ewing.

Roger’s early years were spent in Ewing, where he attended and graduated from the Ewing Public School. His education was continued at Doane College, Crete, and then at the University of Nebraska, from which he graduated in 1940.

Following graduation, he lived briefly in Chicago before leaving to serve for 4½ years in the Army during World War II. At war’s end, he married Laura Elizabeth Wegner on Dec. 26, 1945, in Ewing. They returned to Chicago where he had a long association with Neely Printing Co., retiring in 1984.

In 1994, Roger and Laura returned to Nebraska and moved into The Meadows retirement home in Norfolk. They became members of St. John’s Lutheran Church shortly thereafter. Laura died on July 22, 1997, at age 78. Roger and Laura had 51 years and 7 months of a Wunner-ful life together. Roger moved to the Stanton Health Center in August 2012 at age 94.

Roger will be missed by many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura, his parents, and a brother, Russell. Memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s name to a charity of one’s own choice.

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