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Roger A. Weiland

Roger A. Weiland, age 59, of Darwin and formerly of Mayer, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Roger was born Aug. 11, 1943, in Watertown, the son of Andrew J. and Vernice A. (Koehnen) Weiland.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn L. Eckstrom Dec. 9, 1967, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Watertown, by Rev. Arthur Gaard.

Roger enjoyed his family and his grandchildren Katie and David, along with his dogs Chu-Chu and Snickers. He also enjoyed his lake home in Darwin.

Roger served in the Army in the Vietnam war, and was a member of the Waconia VFW.

Roger and Marilyn purchased Roger's Jack and Jill in Lester Prairie in 1975, and sold the store in 1999 due to health reasons. He worked the last three years for Cash Wise in Hutchinson.

Roger was preceded in death by his father Andrew J. Weiland, father-in-law Ray Eckstrom, and his niece Beth Weiland.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn, son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Becky Weiland of Plymouth, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Shawn Klein of Watertown, grandchildren Katie and David Weiland, and mother Vernice Weiland of Waconia.

He is further survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Betty and Keith Donahue of Mayer, Mary and Hans Meyer of Waconia, Linda and Roger Sauerbrey of Young America, Debbie and Dale Muhs of Watertown, Susan and Larry Goede of Waconia;

brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Judy Weiland of Waconia, Andrew G. (Butch) and Susan Weiland of East Harwich, Mass., Gerald and Chris Weiland of Waconia, Charles and Joanne Weiland of Mayer;

mother-in-law Loretta Eckstrom of Watertown, brother-in-law Jerome Eckstrom of Mayer, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial service took place Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Watertown, with Rev. Robert Ericson and Rev. Allan Bjorklund officiating. Visitation took place one hour prior to the service, with the Waconia VFW standing guard at the visitation.

Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia served the family.

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