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Obituary: Roger Dean Buchta

Obituary: Roger Dean Buchta

February 7th, 2019 in Obituaries

Roger Dean Buchta, age 74 of Lohman, Mo., passed away at his home the morning of Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He was born October 28, 1944, at home, the son of William and Alma (Koestner) Buchta, both of whom preceded him in death. He attended Russellville High School and a graduate from Lincoln University with a master's degree in education. Roger was a teacher at Cole County R-I school for 27 years until his retirement. He served in the Army as a medic in the Vietnam War. While in the service he was awarded soldier of the month, he also delivered twin girls during the christmas season and named them Mary and Martha. Another memory while serving as a medic in the army, he was determined to save a seriously injured vietnamese general by performing chest compressions. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, walking, woodworking, and working outdoors. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered. Survivors include one brother: Don Buchta, Lohman, Mo. and Roger's dog Harry. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be Friday evening February 8, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 at Weber Funeral Home, Russellville Mo. Services will be Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lohman, Mo. with pastor David Viles officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul's Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Mid Missouri Humane Society or St. Pauls Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Weber Funeral Home, Russellville, Mo. weberfuneralhome.net