December 16, 2022 at 12:07 p.m.
In 1953, Roger was married to Bernice Charlotte Hall of Lindstrom. They met while performing in a Swedish play at Chi-Hi High School. Roger was the lead because he spoke Swedish. Roger served in the Army in Korea from 1953-1955.
In 1956, Roger and Bernice purchased his maternal grandparents (Frank and Amanda Danielson) farm south of Almelund. On this farm they raised three children. The farm is considered a century farm because it has been in the family over a hundred years. Roger loved being outside, caring for his dairy farm and tending the crops. In the summer he enjoyed going to a family cabin in Grand Rapids, MN and fishing for sunfish. During the winter he enjoyed traveling to southern states in a motorhome.
After the passing of Bernice in 2007, Roger met and married Laurel Rainer of Forest Lake in 2011. Roger and Laurel were married 11 years and resided in Forest Lake before their recent move to Point Pleasant. They enjoyed traveling together to warmer climates in the winter.
Roger was preceded in death by wife, Bernice, parents, Russell and Nannie Medin and Harland Olson, cousin and best friend. He is survived by wife Laurel Rainer, daughters Rhonda (Pat) Newlin, Rorie (Robert) Chinnock, son Robb Medin, grandchildren Amanda (Brent) Johnson, Joshua Newlin, Eric (Erin) Chinnock, Adam Chinnock, Brent (Karen) Chinnock, Daniel (Jackie) Medin and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 11 AM Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund with visitation one hour prior to service at church. Memorials to Almelund Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roger’s memory. Arrangements by the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com