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
The Rev. Dan Secord of the
Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at the
Middleton Cemetery, under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral
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
He married Margaret Mae Robertson Sept. 15, 1923, at
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
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
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