St. John UCC - Maeystown
Saturday December 7th, 2019
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Roger E. Taake
Roger E. Taake, 66, of Fults, IL, died December 3, 2019, in Fults, IL. He was born August 12, 1953, in Red Bud, IL.
He is survived by his wife Vicki Taake nee Hoffmann; daughter Cari (Dan) Chaudet; granddaughter Addison Chaudet; brother Gene (Shirley) Taake; sister-in-law Amy (Gene) Hoffmann-Rohlfing; nephew Derek (Lauren Heine) Hoffmann; nieces Claire (Treyton Jones) Hoffmann, Emily (Brian) Derry, Jennifer (Dan) Snell; faithful companion Mollee; great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Mildred (nee Nolte) Taake; father-in-law and mother-in-law Lloyd and Bette Jean Hoffmann; brother-in-law Keith Hoffmann.
Roger was a member of St. John United Church of Christ - Maeystown, Fountian Water District Board (VP), Monroe County Farm Bureau, Maeystown Sportsman Club, Maeystown Kloepper Club, he was a former member of Valmeyer Fire Dept. (Chief), Maeystown Fire Dept., Monroe County Fair Board, Valmeyer Jaycees, Maeystown Civic Assn., Monroe County Ambulance Service EMT. Roger was currently farming and retired from Luhr Bros. Inc. and Valmeyer CUSD # 3 School bus driver.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
St. John UCC Cemetery - Maeystown Asphalt Fund or Donor's Choice
3 PM to 8 PM Friday, December 6, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Saturday at St. John United Church of Christ
10 AM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown, IL
Pastor Patrick Poole officiating
Interment at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown, IL
Vicki - I was so sorry to hear about Roger. My husband passed away the same way only a lot younger. It is such a shock but easier for them. He was such a great guy. You have wonderful memories of him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat Roever Dec 7 2019 12:00 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember his kind smile and his work ethic. My sympathy to the family.
Glenda Coats Knobloch Churchill Dec 6 2019 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Roger Taake
Patti & Morris Brandt Dec 5 2019 12:00 AM
Thanks for sharing Roger with us all, he was a great friend to many and gave so much to make our community better. He will always be remembered. Love and hugs
The Fausz Family Dec 4 2019 12:00 AM
A few weeks ago I met with Roger while taking some pictures that our underwriters had requested. My new job requires a lot of knowledge about Farms and Farm Operations. I don't know a lot about Farming and I said to him "I know we're not supposed to admit that we don't know a lot about these things. But I don't have to say that...you know it". He laughed and said "that's okay, we will get you through it, just tell me what you need". He didn't have any obligation to "help me", he could have just gone on with his work and let me figure it out, and learn it as I went along. But that's not who he was.
As I think about that brief meeting, I hope that's something that I can take with me in my life. "Be someone who is willing to help whenever and wherever help is needed"
Justin Lindsey Dec 4 2019 12:00 AM