August 16, 1913 - April 12, 2008
Roger L. Hoover 1913-2008 Funeral service for Roger L. Hoover, age 94 of Princeton, will be Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:30 AM at the Norberg Memorial Home. Rev. Jeffery Schlesinger and Intern Pastor Adrienne Strehlow will officiate. Burial will follow in the Elm Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Norberg Memorial Home and one hour prior to service. Mr. Hoover passed away on Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at his home. He was born on Aug 16, 1913 in Princeton, IL. to Walter and Maude (Dremann) Hoover. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1932. He married Doris Odell on August 15, 1937 in Princeton. She preceded him in death in 2001. Roger farmed in Bureau Twp. and in the Manlius area for many years. He served on the Bureau County Farm Board for many years. He was instrumental in establishing 4-H in Bureau County and was a leader in that organization for many years. Roger was also instrumental in getting electricity to rural areas by getting families to allow poles to be set on their property. He served on the Bureau Twp. Grade School Board for many years and was also their president for several terms. He was an active member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church and is their oldest living baptized member. Roger was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and also drove a delivery van for Wyanet Locker. He worked on the Wyanet Village Crew, was the Wyanet Twp. Assessor, and he helped start the Wyanet Rescue Unit. Roger is survived by his three daughters: Marilyn (Clinton) Taylor of Princeton Margaret (Les) Wooden of Wyanet Marcia (Terry) Moore of Princeton 8 Grandchildren: Shari (Guy) Baudoux of CA Michael (Dara) Carr of Cambridge Laura (Ralph) Salzillo of WA Monica (Kurt) Neuleib of Heyworth Randall (Angela) Carr of Springfield Robert (Sarah) Nodine of Cambridge Ryan Nodine of Wyanet Reid Nodine of Wyanet and 6 Great-Grandchildren Also surviving is one sister Dorothy Berglund of IA and sisters-in-law Peg Hoover of Paxton and Madge Birkey of Macomb and several nieces, a nephew, and cousins. He was preceded by his parents, one brother Roger Hoover, and one brother-in-law Ward Birkey. Memorials may be directed to Bureau County 4-H Program, Wyanet Rescue Unit, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, and Vitas Hospice. Norberg memorial home is caring for the family.
Roger L. Hoover 1913-2008 Funeral service for Roger L. Hoover, age 94 of Princeton, will be Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:30 AM at the Norberg Memorial Home. Rev. Jeffery Schlesinger and Intern Pastor Adrienne Strehlow will officiate. Burial... View Obituary & Service Information
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