Roger Vickerman, 74Roger “Skip” Vickerman, 74, died Sunday, August 12, 2012.
Roger “Skip” Vickerman, 74, died Sunday, August 12, 2012.
Roger was born November 29, 1937 in Alexandria, the son of William and Gloria (Black) Vickerman. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1955. After graduation he worked with his dad at the City Service Station and joined the National Guard where he served for two years.
Roger was united in marriage to Sandra Engebretson in 1969. In 1976, the couple bought a farm where they raised hogs for a couple of years. They also owned a black topping business for 30 years and J&V Liquor for 16 years, which is now known as the Muddy Boot.
Skip enjoyed hunting deer, bowling, golf, flowers, gardening and in later years cats. He was a member of the Elks and Eagles Club.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughters, Sherry Schanbachler of Florida, Dawn Utke of Detroit Lakes, Julie and Travis Wilke of Detroit Lakes; grandchildren, Stevie Schanbachler, Nathan Field, Jenna Field, Ty Wilke, Dalton Utke, Riley Utke; sister-in-law, Jill Engebretson; brother-in-law, Terry (Carol) Engebretson; nieces, Kendra Engebretson, Lauren Engbretson; and nephew, Logan Engebretson.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tammy; his parents, William and Gloria; brother, Gerald; and brother-in-law, Chuck Engebretson.
A memorial service was held Thursday, August 16 at Anderson Funeral Home. Urn bearer was Logan Engebretson and honorary urn bearers were Randy Vickerman, Tom Navratil, Jerry Patrick, Brent Patrick, Brad Patrick and Chad Patrick. Burial was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.