In Memory of

Roger A. Mischke

May 9, 1936 - January 15, 2012
Roger Allan Mischke, the son of Hazel (Oliver) and Reuben Mischke, was born on May 9, 1936, in Grand Rapids, MN. His childhood years were spent in Minnesota. He attended both country and public schools, and graduated from Grand Rapids High School. He went to work in the iron mines in northern Minnesota, retiring in 1998, after 32 years in the business. He met his future bride, Alice M. Daniels, while she was teaching school in Remer , MN. The two married in 1995. Following Alice's retirement from teaching in 1998, they made their home in Meriden, Iowa. Roger and Alice traveled extensively throughout the world. They spent their winters in McAllen, TX. He was an avid reader who especially loved history and shooting magazines. His fascination with shooting led to his involvement in the NRA, ILA, Pharr, TX Rifle & Pisto Club, IA Sportsman's Club, IDPA, Sass Cowboy Shooting, Encows, Little Sioux Wildlife Assoc., and the Western Iowa Boarder Agents. He had been a member of the Elks Club and the Eagles' Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting, riding motorcycle, and Country & Western dancing. On Sunday, January 15, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer, Roger passed away at his home in Meriden. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Russell Mischke, and one son, Keith Mischke. Survivors include his wife, Alice Daniels of Meriden; son Roger R. (Tina) Mischke of Grand Rapids, MN; step-children, Dennis (Padomina) Lougee, of Grand Rapids, MN, Thomas (Michelle) Rehder of Eau Clair, WI, and Julie Weiner (friend Jim) of Lincoln, NE; a brother, Gorden Mischke, of Phoenix, AZ;one sister, Darlene Torkkla and special friend Ken of Lake Stevens, WA; two grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; in-laws, Robert & Tess Weins of Bel Plaine, IA, Palmer & Ruth Hanson, Kenneth & Joan Anderson, Judy Wagner, and Jane Weins, all of Cherokee, IA, Dorothy Westphal and Dennis & Patty Anderson, all of Larrabee, IA; and Rose & Jim Osterquist of Altoona, IA; a special cousin, Pat McCarren of Pengilly, MN; other relatives and friends.
Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Don Tisthammer
Honorary Bearers Iowa Western Boarder Agents
Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 12:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 - 8:00 at the funeral home.
'This is my Father's World' 'I Danced in The Morning' Berniece Mcintosh, Organist Marilyn Prunty, Soloist
There will be no burial.


Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Alice, just reading the Chronicle online, so very sorry to read about Roger's death. You have our sincere sympathy.”
- Carol & Marvin Peterson
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Alice, I am sorry to hear of your loss of Roger. Though I had only met him twice I was happy for you that you had found a lasting happiness. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this changing time of your life. May you find comfort in knowing that many people wish you strenghth and peace during this difficult time. ”
- Linda Fessler
Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to read in the Herald Review about Roger. He was such a nice gentlemen and very good line dance friend! Alice, you are such a sweetheart. I pray God will comfort you in this very sad time. I have such great memories of both of you. I also have pictures of our dance group which I cherish! You were such a good sewer and made those skirts for us to wear. Still have it!! Doesn't fit, but still keep it!!!”
- Barb Guertin
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Roger was a good friend and co-worker while we worked maintenance at Butler Tac. Can't replace him but we can remember him.”
- Frank J Arnold
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Alice, Lil Roger & family I am truly saddened to hear of the passing of Big Roger! :( My deepest condolences go out to you all. Roger was always kind to me and treated me with much love and respect. I will miss him and his wonderful smile and especially that little twinkle in his eye that was always there when he was truly happy! May you find much peace and happiness in the time you spent with him! God Bless!”
- Julie Roy-Dahline
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Alice, This is so sad. I'm just so thankful you two found each other and made many wonderful memories together. ”
- Rose Nyland
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Prayers of comfort to Alice and family of Rog.”
- Susan W. Akre
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