Roger William Post was born May 9, 1948 to William and Bertha (Blom) Post in Willmar, MN. He was raised on a farm NW of Prinsburg.
Roger attended Central MN Christian School, graduating in 1966. He was baptized and made profession of faith at First Christian Reformed Church of Prinsburg.
Roger joined the Army Reserves in September of 1966 and served until October of 1972.
Roger married Lorna Behrends on August 16, 1968 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City, MN. They made their home on a farm NW of Prinsburg where they raised their four children. Roger enjoyed farming there 30 years and then went to work at Maracom in Willmar where he worked until he had to retire due to a bad heart. Roger underwent a total heart transplant on September 21, 2010. After a year of recovery, he was able to return to the employment of his dreams. He became an employee of his son-in-law where he could drive truck and be a “farm boy” again.
Roger and Lorna moved from the farm in 2002 to live 11 years in Clara City before becoming residents of Edgerton in 2013.
While living in the Prinsburg-Clara City area, Roger was a member of First CRC in Prinsburg, where he was a Cadet counselor for many years as his 3 sons went through the program. He was also an usher and did valet parking. Since moving to Edgerton, he has been a member of Bethel CRC where he has been an usher, greeter, host, and his most rewarding, a children’s message leader.
He was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. While on the farm, he spent many hours playing ball with his kids, teaching them to ride bike, and helping them with many school, church and fun activities. His family was a great joy to him. He enjoyed the ten years after getting his new heart as he was able to witness grandchildren’s weddings, graduations, professions of faith, baptisms, and an adoption of two more grandchildren. He was also able to get to spend time with two great-grandchildren. He loved having family around. He also liked to travel, which he did a lot of in the last ten years.
Roger will be remembered lovingly by his wife of 52½ years, Lorna, and by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is survived by son, Todd and his wife Darci and their children and grandchildren, Bryce and Lisa Veldkamp, Zoey and Nathan; Anna Post, and Levi and Katrina Post; son, Darren and his wife Amy and their children, Zach and Sheraya Felton and Taylor Post and fiancé Dylan Walberg; son Brian Post and his wife Sara and children Morgan and Jacob Post; daughter, Renae and her husband Corey Van Stelten and their children, J.R., Lauren, Jase, and Kyli Van Stelten. He is also survived by siblings, Emma and Arlin Disselkoen of Greeley, CO; Harold and Ruth Post of Prinsburg, MN; Elroy and Bernice Post of Oshkosh, WI; and Beverly and Paul VandeVoort of Jasper, MN.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bertha Post, and by a great-grandson, Wyatt Veldkamp.
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