BLOOMINGTON — Roger R. Hoerner, 71, Bloomington, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 25, 2011) at his home.
His funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, with Gretchen Steinbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Chenoa with a private family service at a later date.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Roger was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Pontiac, son of Glenn and Helen Oltman Hoerner.
He is survived by a daughter, Shelly (Lane) Lindstrom, Pontiac; a son, Charles Hoerner, Springfield; and a daughter, Kristina (Newman) Antonio, Colfax; eight granddaughters, Liz and Allie Lindstrom; Lauren Langan; and Neve, Morgan, Oakley, Peyton and Kalista Hoerner; two grandsons, Evan and Mason Antonio; one brother, Robert (Betty) Hoerner, Pontiac; and three sisters, Darlene Fields, Arizona; Betty (Bill) Fairfield, Pontiac; and Linda (Larry) Rigdon Normal; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jack.
Roger graduated from Pontiac Township High School. He served in the U.S. Army from November 1959 to October 1965. He was a UPS delivery driver in the Pontiac area for almost 30 years, retiring in 1994.
Roger won his battle with esophageal cancer in 1999. He then lost his ability to speak six years ago, but continued to go on. He was a Nascar race fan and a die-hard Cardinals fan. He had lots of friends with whom he continued to share good times and enjoyed spending his winters in Arizona. In his list of accomplishments, Roger would list his children who stood by him and cared for him in his last days. May he rest in peace.