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Roger Pomplun – 82

Roger Carl Pomplun, age 82, of New Auburn, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Funeral Service was held Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord, with interment following at High Island Cemetery in New Auburn. The Rev. Scott Richards.

Roger Carl Pomplun was born on October 16, 1938, at home in Arlington Township, Sibley County. He was the son of Edward and Ella (Oldenburg) Pomplun. Roger was baptized as an infant on November 13, 1938, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 6, 1952, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He received his education in Gaylord. Roger grew up outside of Gaylord on a farm. He entered active military service in the United States Army in November 1961, serving his country in Colorado and Oklahoma. Roger received an honorable discharge in November 1963. 

On April 23, 1965, Roger was united in marriage to Geraldine Evelyn Bergs by Rev. Duane Peterson at Zion Lutheran Church in New Auburn Township. Roger and Geraldine made their home in New Auburn. Their marriage was blessed with one child, Bradley. Roger and Geraldine shared over 55 years of marriage.

Roger worked at Farmhand in Green Isle, laid tile in farmland, worked at the Coast-to-Coast Store in Gaylord, retread tires for 18 years and worked part time at Menards in Hutchinson for 11 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord. As his ministry to the church, Roger served on the church council, was an usher and greeter. He was a member of the Manthey-Asmus American Legion Post #433 in Gaylord and the Senior Citizens in Winthrop. 

Roger loved helping farmers in the field and milking cows, hunting (deer, pheasants and squirrels), gardening, playing cards, card clubs and traveling. Roger also enjoyed woodworking, working in his garage, listening to old time music and dancing to waltzes. Family was very important to him and he especially treasured spending holidays with them.  

Roger is survived by his wife, Geraldine Pomplun of New Auburn; son, Bradley Pomplun and his wife, Kerry, of Glencoe; brothers, Earl Pomplun and his wife, Betty, of Arlington, Richard Pomplun and his wife, Sharon, of Gaylord, Donald Pomplun of Arlington, Steve Pomplun of Henderson; sisters, Marjorie Wagner of New Auburn, Linda Hahn and her husband, Gary, of Gaylord, Annie Lind and her husband, Rodney, of Gaylord; sister-in-law, Pat Pomplun of Gaylord; brother-in-law, Gordon Bergs and his wife, Barb, of Arlington; nieces, nephews, Other relatives and many friends.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ella Pomplun; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roland and Evelyn Bergs; sister, Doris Petzel; brother, Melvin Pomplun; brothers-in-law, Earl Petzel, David Wagner; sister-in-law, Luanne Pomplun.

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