MINDEN — Roger Allen Blank, 73, of Minden, formerly of Wilcox, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Bethany Home in Minden.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth with the Revs. Patti and Steve Byrne officiating. Burial will be at Hildreth Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour before services at the church.


He entered into the fullness of faith on Wednesday.

Roger was baptized as a Child of God on April 18, 1943, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hildreth. He confirmed his faith on June 29, 1958.

Roger was born March 10, 1943, to Walter Harry and Marie Johanna (Casper) Blank and grew up happily on the family farm eight miles south of Wilcox with his brothers Delton and Steven and sister Diane. On many occasions, Roger would be his Grandpa Harry Blank’s sidekick on day trips across Nebraska. He attended Wilcox Public School and graduated with the all-boy class of 1962.

Roger enjoyed his years as a custodian at Kearney State College and retired in 1989 as it was becoming the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He sold his home in Kearney and purchased a home in Wilcox not far from his parents. He liked to help his Mom with her gardening and mowing their yards.

Roger was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church of Hildreth.

Roger leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Diane Epley of North Platte; his brother, Steven and wife Debbi Jo of Wilcox; sister-in-law Janet Blank of Wilcox; nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his extended family at Bethany Home.

Those rejoicing in his heavenly reunion are his father, Walter, who passed in 2005; mother, Marie in 2006; brother-in-law, Carl Epley in 2007; and brother, Delton in 2012.

“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”— Isaiah, 40:31.