Roger McGinley, 66, of Bertha, died October 23, 2018, at his home.
A memorial service was held Oct. 27 at Thomastown Covenant Church in Staples, with Pastor Nathan Hillman officiating.
Arrangements were by Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.
Roger was born Nov. 2, 1951 to Leonard and Gladys (Muntean) McGinley in Byron. Roger married Cheryl Gossman on June 23, 1995 in Sargeant. They made their home in Sargeant, Harmony and most recently, Bertha. Roger worked in the construction and mechanic fields, farmed and was a stay-at-home dad.
Roger enjoyed being with his family, tinkering, gardening, mowing the lawn, being outside, talking on the phone and Pepsi.
Roger is survived by his wife; seven children, Shelly (Mark) Pritzl and children, Alexis and Mariah of Lake City, Marty (Jami) McGinley and children, Brady, Logan, Graham of Overland Park, KS, Tracy (Marcus) Mitchell and children, Richard, Kevin, Marcus, Mataya of Red Wing, Josette (Levi) Van Pelt and children, Tad, Marcus, Jeanette and Lincoln of Arizona, Tyler (Lizzie) McGinley and children, Amelia, Abigail, Adelyn of Verndale, Tallen McGinley and child, Ariana of North Dakota, Tara (Justin Scheffler) McGinley and child, Kaitlyn Scheffler of Staples; one great-grandchild, Braxton; two sisters, Darlene and Donna; two brothers, Ronnie and Leonard; many ex-Amish family, especially Inga and Mason Laumb; numerous special nieces and nephews, especially Echo (Ron) Mcallister and Ayden, Autumn and Harvey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Debbie and brother Richard.