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Roger W Meihak

April 30, 1940 — February 8, 2024

Forest Lake

Roger William Meihak, affectionately known as "Rog", passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024, at the age of 83. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home in Forest Lake, Minnesota. Roger was born on April 30, 1940, in Neillsville, Wisconsin, to William and Clara Meihak.
 Growing up on a farm, Roger developed a strong work ethic and a deep appreciation for the outdoors. He was baptized at Pine Valley Lutheran Church.  He attended Hillside School and later graduated from Neillsville High School. Roger's passion for electronics led him to pursue further education in the field.

Rog proudly served in the United States Air Force Reserve.  He studied propeller repair and was honorably discharged after six years of service. 

Roger’s first job was at Fullerton Lumber Company where he hauled coal for $1 an hour.  In his professional life, Roger found fulfillment as a Xerox technician. For 28 years, he dedicated his time and expertise to the Xerox industry. Colleagues remember him for his unwavering commitment and willingness to go above and beyond to help others.

 Beyond his professional achievements, Roger was a devoted family man. In 1968, he married the love of his life, Lois Barton. They met during a dance at Schlief’s Little City.  Always quick witted, when Lois introduced herself, Rog replied by telling her “On the farm, I had a cute Guernsey cow named Lois.”  They built a beautiful life together, residing in their cherished home in Forest Lake, Minnesota, surrounded by five acres of serene landscape. Roger and Lois shared countless treasured memories and adventures, but their most prized possession was their unwavering love for one another.
 Throughout their lives, Roger and Lois had a passion for travel. Exploring the scenic wonders of different states and countries brought them immense joy. Travel adventures to Mexico, The Caribbean, China, Alaska, Scandinavia, Morocco, and Turkey created lasting memories.
 Roger's zest for life extended beyond his personal endeavors and into his community. He was a beloved figure in his neighborhood, known for his selflessness and kind-hearted nature. Always ready to lend a helping hand, Roger’s neighbors fondly referred to their community as “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”.  His compassionate acts and unwavering generosity touched the lives of many, making him an inspiration to all who knew him.

In reflecting on his life, Roger expressed gratitude for surviving heart surgery at the age of 75. He considered it a second chance to help others and make a difference in the lives of those around him. His mission in life was clear: to selflessly serve the community until the very end.
 Roger will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Lois, who was his rock and soulmate throughout their 55 years of marriage. He leaves behind his cherished memories with his devoted sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Connie (Kent) Effinger, nieces, Carol (Wendell) Chamberlin, Jeanene (Denny) Zimdars, Kathy (Ron) Kohner, Kelly (Luke) Rogers; nephews, Rick Buchsteiner, Brian (Chris) Storm, Kyle (Tina) Effinger; and many other family and friends who admired him greatly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Evelyn Buchsteiner, Margaret Rockwood, Lorraine Storm; nephews, Gary Buchsteiner, Denny Buchsteiner.
 A private family service will be held with interment at Grace Bible Church Cemetery, Silver Lake, Minnesota.  In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to a favorite charity of your choice, Folds of Honor, or Union Gospel Mission.
 Roger William Meihak's life was one of compassion, celebration, and a deep commitment to helping others. His presence touched many lives and his legacy of kindness will continue to inspire generations to come. He has now embarked on his final journey, leaving behind a trail of beautiful memories that will forever remain in our hearts.

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