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Roger Bahnson

July 22, 1941 — December 21, 2020

Ashby

Roger Bahnson, 79 of Ashby died Monday, December 21, 2020 at Lake Region Hospital, Fergus Falls, MN.

Roger Wayne was born to Lester and Katherine (Kenyon) Bahnson on July 22, 1941 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He grew up in Bruno, Minnesota and attended school, graduating on June 2, 1960 from Askov High School in Askov, Minnesota. He then moved to Sioux Falls and worked as a welder. On November 27, 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was honorably discharged on November 12, 1967. Following his discharge, he was employed by Vick Manufacturing in Minneapolis.

On March 7, 1970, Roger was united in marriage to Linda Carter. The couple made their home in Minneapolis. In 1972 he began employment with Acme Tag. He worked there until his retirement in 2005.

Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching football and NASCAR. He enjoyed being outdoors, taking camping trips, tinkering and working on cars. He especially enjoyed visiting and spending time with family and friends.

Roger is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Bahnson of Ashby; children Charlotte Bahnson of Hoffman, and Allen Bahnson of Henning; sisters Judy Stanley of Rapid City, SD, Mar Jean Heikke of Henderson, NV, brother Clinton Halverson of Newell, SD; 3 grandchildren Ashley (Ethan) Wentzel, Austin (Andie) Fenske & Emma Bahnson; 4 great-grandchildren Quinn, Alivia, Millie & Asher.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Janet in infancy; granddaughter Olivia; nephew Jonathan Halverson, 2 sisters Sharon Wagner and Doris Schaefer; and daughter-in-law Tammy Bahnson.

Private Family Funeral: 11AM at Peace Lutheran Church, Ashby, MN

Public Visitation: 10AM to 11AM Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Peace Lutheran Church

Clergy: Reverend Dan Hermanson

Burial: Erdahl Lutheran Cemetery, Erdahl, MN

Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please visit EricksonSmithFH.com to leave online condolences.

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