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Roger Dean Blume

December 17, 1952 — May 11, 2023

Goodland, Kansas

Longtime Goodland resident Roger Dean Blume passed away peacefully with his wife Mindy by his side at Topside Manor in Goodland, KS after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on December 17, 1952 in St. Francis KS to Dean and Erna (Schirmer) Blume. He attended Armel Grade School and Goodland Grade School and graduated Goodland High School in 1971. He then attended Northwest Kansas Area Vocational Technical School for Automotive Technology.

He was employed for Safeway Stores. Inc. in Goodland for twenty years. When the store closed, he worked for USD#352 for one year in shipping and supply. He then worked as Service Manager at Herl Chevrolet Inc. in Goodland for the next twenty five years. He thoroughly enjoyed working with his fellow associates and helping all of his customers in any way that he could.

He didn’t know a stranger and loved visiting with anyone about anything. He would always lend a helping hand whenever needed. Bad health forced him to retire in 2014.

He married the love of his life Melinda Brack on June 28, 1975 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Goodland. They lived all of their married life in Goodland.

Roger loved watching NFL, and was an avid Broncos fan. He also loved NASCAR, NHRA Drag Racing, any old Western, Gunsmoke, Pickers, First 48, moonshiners and Oak Island. He also liked studying everything on his I Pad.

He was a Kansas State Grain Inspector for nine years. He also had an afterhour’s job at his home offering small engine repair service which he thoroughly enjoyed.

His greatest accomplishment that he was very proud of was building two street rods and two muscle cars. He and his wife spent many years attending hundreds of rod runs and car shows with their friends. He also loved to attend the NHRA Mile High Nationals drag racing event with his friends as often as he could.

Roger was a member of the High Plains Performance Club, Early Iron Car Club where he was President for thirteen years. He thoroughly enjoyed the car club for the Rod Runs held every year with the Flatlanders Festival.

He also was a member of the Northwest Kansas Cruisers where many years were spent attending Rod Runs and making cherished friends for life.

He was a member of NRA and enjoyed shooting and collecting. He also enjoyed fishing and camping many weekends at Swanson Reservoir in Trenton, NE.

He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in St. Francis, KS. He was president of the church council for six years. He was a man of strong faith and truly loved the Lord, his church, his Pastor, and his church family.

Roger is survived by his wife Mindy of the home, his sister Linda Marshall of Hays, KS. He is also survived by four nephews, three nieces, three great nephews and one great niece; many cousins, his precious cat “Bubbles” and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, in-laws Palmer and Florence Brack, brother in law Wayne Marshall and many aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. He will truly be missed by everyone.

Memorial Service will be held on Thursday May 18, 2023 at 9:30 AM MT at the Peace Lutheran Church in St. Francis, Kansas. Burial of ashes will follow at the St. Francis Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be designated to the Peace Lutheran Church, Cheyenne County Hospital or to the Northwest Kansas Animal Shelter and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland, KS 67735.

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Saint Francis Cemetery

St Francis, KS 67756

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