Roger John Morken

Roger John Morken, 65, of Dayton passed away April 13, 2019 in Liberty. He was born January 18, 1954 in Roseau, Minnesota to parents Norman Morken and Shirley Bishop Morken.

Service for Mr. Morken will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Joy Lutheran Church in Summerwood, 14450 Woodson Park Dr, Houston, TX 77044. The family will receive friends on Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2019 at Memorial Cemetery of College Station. Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. After the service, there will be a light lunch served at the church and all are invited to stay and visit.

Roger had lived in Dayton since 1995 after moving from Minnesota. He was a graduate of Bemidji State University and the University of North Dakota. He started teaching in 1976 and taught in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota. He also was elementary school principal in Minnesota. He taught 4th grade for Hardin ISD from 1995 until 2014. Roger enjoyed visiting with anyone, traveling and woodworking. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Catherine Kotaska Morken of Dayton; his mother, Shirley Morken of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; daughters, Rachel Lewis and David of College Station, Naomi Morken of Houston and Traci Morken of Houston; grandchildren, Anastasia Lewis, Adalyn Lewis, and Allison Lewis; sister, Betty Morken of Minneapolis, Minnesota; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

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