January 13, 2020
Roger T. Stone, 73, died Sunday, at the Hastings hospital. His funeral was held Wednesday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hildreth, Neb., with Pastors Kari Foss and Marcia Dorn officiating. Burial with military rites by Kent Kailey American Legion Post Lawrence, Neb., and the Army National Guard HonorÕs Team was in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hildreth. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Roger (Rod) was born on July 4, 1946, to John T. and Mable M. (Moore) Stone in Clarendon, Texas. He graduated from Clarendon High School, Clarendon, Texas, in 1964. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State College in 1968, a Master of Science degree from The University of Georgia in 1972 and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in 1976.
Roger served in the United States Army from Jan. 20, 1969, to Dec. 22, 1970. He married Pam K. Loschen on Nov. 30, 1985, in Hastings. After receiving his Ph.D. he moved to the Lawrence area and worked for the U.S. Meat and Animal Research Center, until retiring in 2006. Roger was a member of Kent Kailey American Legion Post, at Lawrence. He liked to tear things apart and fix them.
Survivors include his wife, Pam, of Lawrence; two sons, Jeremiah Johnson, Strang, Neb., and Justin Johnson Doniphan, Neb.; and two grandsons, Koen and Kaser Johnson.