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Information for Roy D. Laeger
25 July, 1902 3 November, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
November, 1987

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Roy Laeger

     Services for Roy D. Laeger, 85, of Middleton, who died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at a Nampa hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Middleton.
     The Rev. Dan Secord of the
Middleton Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery, under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Mr. Laeger was born July 25, 1902, at Adams, Neb., to August and Vina Holland Laeger.  He was reared and educated at Adams until the age of 15, when the family moved to western Nebraska.
     He married Margaret Mae Robertson Sept. 15, 1923, at Torrington
, Wyo.  They farmed in Nebraska until 1940, when they moved to Notus.  They farmed in the Caldwell area until he retired from farming in the early 1970s.
     They moved to Middleton in 1973.  He worked for the State of Idaho as State Fruit and Vegetable Inspector until 1982.
     He enjoyed fishing, watching all sports and especially the Chicago Cubs play baseball.
     He was a leader of the Silver Spurs 4-H group in Nampa for several years.  He was past master of Notus, Nampa Valley Grange No. 131; past master of Canyon County Pomona Grange No. 4; a member of the Middleton Grange No. 6; and the state and national Grange.
     He was a member of the Middleton United Methodist Church.
     He is survived by his wife of Middleton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Merle and Doris Laeger of Middleton and Lyle and Marguerite Laeger of Baker, Ore.; two brothers, Alva and John Laeger, both of Nebraska; two sisters, Clara Glass and Ruth Rees, both of Nebraska; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Hensley; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Jeanette Laeger, and a brother, Homer.