Roger Lee Fox, 45, died suddenly at his home in Kearney on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Roger was born May 9, 1972 in North Platte to Benjamin and Mary Ann (Kramer) Fox.
He grew up on the family farm west of Arnold and graduated from Arnold High School in 1991. He studied Electronics at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte then began working in Kearney in 1995 soon after graduating. He worked as an electronics engineer in the Department of Aeronautics for the State of Nebraska.
He traveled all over the state setting beacons to guide pilots and astronauts safely over Nebraska. He also worked on the Doppler Radar Weather Stations and was inducted as an Admiral into the State of Nebraska Navy by Governor Johanns for being awarded Employee of the Year in 2002.
He loved teasing his many nephews and nieces unmercifully and enjoyed visiting with his large extended family. He was a big Husker fan and loved Nebraska Football.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing with his family and taught the Main nieces how to play Sudoku. He went to Merritt Reservoir every Labor Day weekend to fish and camp for four days with his aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters- in-law, sister, nephews and nieces.
Roger is survived by his parents of Stapleton; brothers, James of Stapleton, Marvin (Nancy) of Arnold, Byron of Stapleton, and Kevin (Heather) of North Platte; sisters, Karen (James) Main of Stapleton and Kathy Fox of North Platte; nephews, Jeffeory (Jennifer) Fox, Levi (Kristin) Fox, and Jason (Laurie Ray) Fox, all of Boston and Nantucket, Mass., Randy (Jody) Fox of New Jersey, John Main and Kurtis Main of Stapleton, and Joseph of North Platte; nieces, Kristin (Ron Hanson) Fox of Wyoming, Jamie (Sam) Ascherl of McCook, Kellie (Lane Vasa) Main of Stapleton; great nephews, Griffin Fox and Shane Fox of Nantucket, and Wade Ascherl of McCook; great nieces, Ella Mae Fox and Loreilei Fox of Nantucket and Scarlett Ascherl of McCook; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Clara (Helmkamp) Fox and Frank and Ethel (Gill) Kramer.
Christian Wake Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Stapleton with Rev. Thomas Gudipalli as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Garfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to either the Stapleton or Arnold Fire and Rescue Squads and online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.