Roger A. Bessler Sr.

October 11, 1935January 22, 2017

Roger Alan Bessler Sr, 81 of Glasford, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home.

Born October 11, 1935 in Peoria, Illinois to Adolph and Emma (Geier) Bessler; he married Neta Kathaleen Clark on August 8, 1955 in Pekin, Illinois. She preceded him in death on June 27, 1992. He then enjoyed a 23 year relationship with Patricia Marx from June 5, 1993 until she passed away on July 9, 2016.

Surviving are his son, Roger (Laura) Bessler Jr, of Glasford; step-sons, P.Paul (Anita) Marx of Glasford, Jeffrey (Amanda) Marx of Pekin and Matthew (Lisa) Marx of Mapleton; his foster son, Donald Meiner; grandchildren, Alan (Georgie), Aneta, Jennifer, Kathaleen, Patrick, Brooklyn, Ryan, Stephanie, Joey and Phillip; and two great grandchildren.

Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Roger was a lifelong farmer in the Glasford area and also working as a Union carpenter for Becker Construction and Floyd Saupe Construction. He was also the co-owner of the former Granny’s Café in Glasford with his late wife Neta.

He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association.

He will be remembered for his laughter, telling jokes and helping anyone in need. He will be dearly missed.

Cremation has been accorded by Davison-Fulton-Woolsey Glasford Chapel. The family plans to celebrate his life at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Timber-Hollis Fire Department.


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Laurie Bessler

February 3, 2017

Laurie Bessler

February 3, 2017

Laura Bessler

February 2, 2017

Sherri Boyer

February 1, 2017

Roger my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Your dad always made me laugh, I have a lot of fond memories of your family. We always had fun, felt welcome and felt like a part of the family. Your dad will surely be missed. Sincerely, Sherri Boyer

Faunette Boyersayles

February 1, 2017

Roger I was sorry to hear about your dad. I told someone not that long ago about the Halloween thing he did on the farm. It was when we were teenagers. At one spot on the hayrack ride I got very scared because the drop off was on my side. You and me say at the kitchen table and just talked. Your dad was a very nice man and I will always remember that. May God keep you wrapped in His arms at this time. Faunette (Boyer) Sayles

January 31, 2017

My sincere condolences may the family find comfort in the God of all comfort during this difficult time.

gene booth

January 29, 2017

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Michael Winter

January 25, 2017

Sorry to hear about your lost I remember as as little kid my parents renting a house on the farm. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family

Bob and Carla Myers

January 25, 2017

We would like to offer our Condolences to the family and extended family of Roger. Bob And Carla Myers

Mike Buehrer

January 24, 2017

Very sorry for your loss. Roger was a very good neighbor. Mike & Cathy Buehrer