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Roger W. Gottenborg

d. August 23, 2016

Roger W. “Bill” Gottenborg age 83 of Audubon, MN died August 23, 2016 at the Bethany Retirement Living Center in Fargo, ND. Roger William Gottenborg son of Isaac Gottenborg and Alice Okerson was born on October 24, 1932 in Audubon, MN. In 1950, Roger graduated from Audubon High School and then served in the Army during the Korean War. After returning home he worked as a milk truck driver in the local area. Roger was united in marriage to Frances Messner on August 5, 1956 at the First Congregational Church in Hancock, MN. The couple made their home in Audubon. Roger then started a 50 plus years long career of an owner operator, over-the-road truck driver with International Transport and retiring with MN-DAK Transport at the age 75. Roger was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Audubon. He took pleasure in spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, preparing food for family gatherings and leading the table prayer at those meals. He also enjoyed staying current on national and local news and sharing information and fun stories about places he traveled to. Roger was an avid sports fan who especially loved to watch Hawley Girls Basketball, MN Twins Baseball and his family members sporting events. Roger was a very generous man who gave in many different ways, one of which was giving out his personalized pens. He was known by many as the “Pen Guy”. Roger is survived by his wife, Frances; one daughter, Karen (Jason) Buckeye, of Woodbury, MN; four sons, Bill (Cheryl) Gottenborg, of Hawley, MN; Mark (Lisa) Gottenborg, of Raleigh, NC; Peter Gottenborg, of Sioux Falls, SD; and George Gottenborg, of Fargo, ND; eight grandchildren, Breanne, Andrew, Kaitlynn, Jennifer, Brittany, Stephanie, Jason Jr., and Beau; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Susan Rasmussen, of Detroit Lakes, MN; three brothers, James Gottenborg, of Audubon, MN; Robert (Phyllis) Gottenborg, of Detroit Lakes, MN; and John (Kathleen) Gottenborg, of Plymouth, MN; and many nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, and his father and mother in law, George and Edna Messner.
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