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Roger Earl Roness

 

November 30, 2022

Roger Earl Roness, 68, passed away on Nov. 22, 2022, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

A public viewing will be held Friday, Dec. 2, at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Glasgow Evangelical Church followed by an internment at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. A reception will follow the internment at the Elks Lodge.

Roger was born on Aug. 15, 1954, to Earl and Olga Roness in Estevan Saskatchewan, Canada. He attended grade school in Glasgow and graduated in 1973 from Glasgow High School.

Roger married the love of his life and soulmate, Debra Johnson, on Sept. 3, 1977, at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, Mont. They spent an amazing 35 years together.

They welcomed their first child, Jamie, in 1978, their second child, Amanda, arrived in 1984 and their final daughter, Ashley, joined them in 1992. He was always outnumbered with a house filled with women, even the pets.

Roger spent his entire life 'turning wrenches.' He spent many years working at Zerbe Brothers fixing a variety of agricultural equipment. Roger then spent 19 years working for the Glasgow Public School District as the Glasgow School District transportation coordinator/mechanic and bus driver. He retired in May of 2017 but continued to help the new mechanics for four years. Roger was never a man to sit around and do nothing so you would usually find him in the garage working on some kind of project.

He enjoyed bowling, trapshooting, fishing, riding his Harley, working in his garage, and spending time with his family and friends. You could find him every Friday night at the Busted Knuckle and many Monday nights at El Cor Del Lanes. Roger was always willing to lend a helping hand or advice to those around him.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Olga; his wife Debra; and his father-in-law Frank Johnson.

He is survived by his daughters, Jamie (Eric) Seyfert, of Glasgow, Amanda (Jeremy) Lacy, of Kalispell, Mont., and Ashley (Josh) Wise, of Miles City, Mont .; grandchildren, Kasey Seyfert, of Billings, Kailey, Avery and Caleb Lacy, of Kalispell; siblings Doug (Shari) Roness, of Bismarck, N.D., Rhonda James, of Glasgow, and Brian Roness, of Missoula; along with many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bell Mortuary. Condolences can be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Glasgow Trap Club at 36 Jet Drive, Attn: Harold Dingman, Glasgow, MT 59230.

 

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