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Roger John Morken

January 18, 1954 April 13, 2019
Roger John Morken
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Obituary for Roger John Morken

Roger John Morken, 65, of Dayton passed away April 13, 2019 in Liberty. He was born January 18, 1954 in Roseau, Minnesota to parents Norman Morken and Shirley Bishop Morken.

Service for Mr. Morken will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Joy Lutheran Church in Summerwood, 14450 Woodson Park Dr, Houston, TX 77044. The family will receive friends on Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2019 at Memorial Cemetery of College Station. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. After the service, there will be a light lunch served at the church and all are invited to stay and visit.

Roger had lived in Dayton since 1995 after moving from Minnesota. He was a graduate of Bemidji State University and the University of North Dakota. He started teaching in 1976 and taught in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota. He also was elementary school principal in Minnesota. He taught 4th grade for Hardin ISD from 1995 until 2014. Roger enjoyed visiting with anyone, traveling and woodworking. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Catherine Kotaska Morken of Dayton; his mother, Shirley Morken of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; daughters, Rachel Lewis and David of College Station, Naomi Morken of Houston and Traci Morken of Houston; grandchildren, Anastasia Lewis, Adalyn Lewis, and Allison Lewis; sister, Betty Morken of Minneapolis, Minnesota; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.


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Visitation

Thursday

18

Apr

10:00 AM 4/18/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Joy Lutheran Church

14450 Woodson Park Dr
Houston, TX 77044

Joy Lutheran Church
14450 Woodson Park Dr Houston 77044 TX
United States

Service

Thursday

18

Apr

11:00 AM 4/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Joy Lutheran Church

14450 Woodson Park Dr
Houston, TX 77044

Joy Lutheran Church
14450 Woodson Park Dr Houston 77044 TX
United States

Graveside

Friday

19

Apr

2:00 PM 4/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
Memorial Cemetery of College Station

3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway (NW corner of F.M. 2818 and F.M. 60)
College Station, TX 77845

Memorial Cemetery of College Station
3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway (NW corner of F.M. 2818 and F.M. 60) College Station 77845 TX
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Cemetery of College Station Final Resting Place

3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway (NW corner of F.M. 2818 and F.M. 60)
College Station, TX 77845

3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway (NW corner of F.M. 2818 and F.M. 60) College Station 77845 TX
United States
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