Roger Dale Joekel

July 23, 2020

Roger Dale Joekel was born on July 8, 1956 in Beatrice, Nebraska, to Keith Joekel and Betty Buehler Joekel. He graduated from Adams High School and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He married Kathy Prang on May 21, 1978 in Creston, Nebraska. They farmed for twelve years in southeast Nebraska. In 1990, Roger took a new position with the Farm Service Agency and they moved to Gering. He was the Farm Loan Manager from 2004 until his retirement in 2018.

Roger's greatest joy was his family and the all the time they spent together doing what they enjoyed. You could find him fishing on the lake, working or playing in the yard, or enjoying sports always with a family member at his side.

Roger's spiritual life was a source of inspiration to all who knew him. He accepted Christ as his Savior as a boy watching Billy Graham on television. Roger continually led his family in a Christ-like manner and rests in the confidence that his family learned the importance of love for God, love for family, and love for service from him.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, son John, daughter Libby, daughter-in-law Mindy, granddaughters Hailey, Abby, Marissa, and Emmy, and siblings Keith Joekel and Beth Firkins.

He is preceded in death by his son Jeff and parents Keith and Betty.

Funeral services for Roger Joekel, age 64, of Gering, Nebraska, who died Thursday, July 23, 2020, will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Memorial Church with Reverend Gary Hashley officiating, and burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery. A viewing will be Monday, July 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel. Memorials have been established for Calvary Memorial Church, Camp Rock, and the Gering FCA in his honor. Online condolences may be left at

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