Roger E. Santen

March 29, 1939December 31, 2020

Baptized into the Hope of Christ’s Resurrection; passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of the late Jeanette L. Santen (nee Schmid); dearest father of Laura (Phil) Langhorst, Jennie (Joe) Feinberg and Celeste (Rob) LeGrand; dear grandfather of William (Amanda) Langhorst & Andrew Langhorst; Elise (DJ) DeVivo & Daniel Feinberg and Nick LeGrand & Henry LeGrand; loving great-grandfather of Lennox Langhorst; dear brother of Barbara (Joe) Epstein, Thomas Santen, Mary Ellen (Ben) Guenther and Jimmy Santen, a.k.a “Superman”.

Our dear brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Roger was a fisherman, master mechanic, a great storyteller, and will always be known for his generosity and love for his family.

Memorials may be made in Roger’s name to L’Arche St. Louis, 17 Selma Ave.; Webster Groves, MO 63119

A Memorial Mass will be held in the spring close to Roger’s birthday, Saturday, March 27, 2021, 11:00 am at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church, 11011 Mueller Rd.; St. Louis, MO 63123; luncheon to follow. A Private Inurnment will be held at Jefferson Barracks with Full Military Honors.


27 March

Memorial Mass

11:00 am

St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church

11011 Mueller Rd.
St. Louis , MO 63123


Roger E. Santen

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Cindy Boyer

January 11, 2021

Gary and I were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Please know that the entire Santen family is in our prayers.

Cecilia Young

January 10, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about Roger. I am a long time friend of Mary Ellen (since grade school, high school thru the present. (My maiden name was Nischwitz.) I had been to Roger and Jeanette's house a couple times with Mary and met their three darling daughters. I thought Mary was so lucky to have nieces. Jeanette was lovely and I remember Roger's stories in his booming low voice. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.
Cecilia Young

Scott Santen

January 10, 2021

Fr. Tom, Laura, Jennie, Celeste and Jimmy,

My sincerest condolences. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

Scott Santen

John Stoverink

January 10, 2021

Fr. Santen,

Sending our sincere condolences to you and your family. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Joanna and John Stoverink

Fran Raia

January 8, 2021

Dear Laura, Barb, Tom, Mary Ellen, Jimmy and all Roger's loved ones.
My family, Marge, Tony, Tom, were always so grateful to Roger for responding to our mom's car needs. Mom trusted Roger so much that one day when she couldn't get the car started she called Roger and he walked down to the alley and fixed it. Roger knew it would be hard for her to get the car to him, so Roger went to Mom! That's only one story about Roger's kindness and generosity. I know you will miss him.
Fran Raia

Sheryl Rhodes

January 6, 2021

I knew Roger growing up as a child two doors down. I remember playing with Celeste, and sometimes Laurie or Jenny, too . . . and when Roger came home from work . . . the girls would drop everything and excitedly rush to greet him. Roger joked with us, used to teasingly tell my brother, Kurt, that he was going to put him in his sausage machine in the basement :-)
Laurie, Jenny, Celeste; may you find strength in the Lord and comfort in family and friends during this difficult time.
Sheryl (Feegle) Rhodes

Mary Rockelman

January 5, 2021

RIP Roger! Laura, Jen, and Celeste, we just loved your dad. His stories never got old. They were just as amusing as the first time he recounted them to us. And his mechanical expertise is legend. Rocky called him a few times when he was stumped about a vehicle. I seem to recall that Roger gave him a tip for Matt's Firebird a few years back, and sure enough it fixed the problem. And that car is still running.
God be with you all at this time. You can all feel proud.

Mary Ellen Guenther

January 4, 2021

Laura, Jennifer, and Celeste, Thank you for sharing your Dad with us! His willingness to help others was legendary. As he once told me: “I love to work!” Everyone seemed to know that about your Dad....even a lady in the neighborhood who came to the shop and asked if he would change a light bulb for her....of course he did! We were blessed to have had him for so many years. His stories will live on!!!
Love, Mary