Roger Flohrs

  • Born: May 4, 1942
  • Died: June 9, 2017
  • Location: Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

Roger Lee Flohrs, age75, of Minnesota Lake, MN died Friday, June 9, 2017 in Spirit Lake, IA. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in rural Minnesota Lake, with Rev. Cherie Daniel officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13 from 4 – 7 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will take place St. Paul's UCC Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Wells Color Guard and the Minnesota Lake American Legion Post #287.

Roger was born on May 4, 1942 in Fairmont, MN to Alvin and Dorothy (Schiller) Flohrs. He grew up in the Trimont area and graduated from Trimont High School in 1960. Roger worked as a farmhand throughout school; and after graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for two years, before starting a long career in construction. Roger worked in construction for most of his life. He supervised the construction of many grain elevators throughout the Midwest and Canada. In 2007, Roger miraculously survived an aortic aneurysm...and his family was blessed with 10 more years with him! After his retirement, he slowed down only a little bit. Anyone who knew Roger knew that he was always willing to help. He loved working and stayed busy...helping friends, neighbors, and relatives with any type of job, from mowing lawns to driving a tractor to helping with home fix-it jobs, like painting or small construction projects. Roger could and would talk to anyone. He was very friendly and outgoing. His family and friends will sadly miss his warm personality, generous and loving heart, and especially his hugs.

Roger is survived by his wife of 46 years, Eileen (Bruegger) Flohrs; and three daughters and their families: Kristine (Mike Krafka), Samantha, Stephanie, Aubrey, Jessica, Johnny, and Raeden; Susan (Eric), and Luke Rodelius; Gail (Shawn Clow), Lexi, and Cahlin; two sisters: Darlene (Larry) Anderson and Dianne (Sterling) Adamson; one brother Lowell (Elaine) Flohrs; and many extended relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Mary (Norm) Schaffer and a nephew: Keith Schaffer.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi Eileen & family,
Just heard of Roger,s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you always. We retired and moved to Saskatoon four years ago and lost all of my contacts. Roger was a good man and I will always remember his wisdom and good humour the many years that I worked for him. His spirit will be with me for the rest of my years. I hope that you and your family are doing well.
Rest in peace my friend, as always "A job well done!"

Yours always,
Jody & Maryann

Posted by Jody Germann - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Cana - Friend   August 28, 2018


Posted by Connie Rosenberg-Vendetti - Morgan Hill, CA - Friend   June 15, 2017


I'm so sorry I could not be there in person to convey my condolences. Though I may be far away, know that my spirit and prayers are with you.
There is a great emptiness left by Uncle Roger's passing, but I am certain that the strength of the love that our family shares for each other will get you through this difficult time. May that love honor his memory and may you cherish the time you had together.

Posted by Lyna Swanson - Skokie, IL   June 14, 2017

So sorry to hear the passing of you Husband Eileen
Thinking of you and hoping for the best

Posted by Connie Erdner - Minnesota Lake, MN - Friend   June 13, 2017

We offer our sincere condolences to your family. We remember very fondly how supportive Roger was when we filled in at St. Pauls. May God be the comfort you need during this time and may your good memories of Roger be what carries you forward. God Bless!

Posted by Chuck and Doris Brooks - MD - Friend   June 13, 2017

Dad!! I love you! I miss you so much! You made me the person I am today! I'm the most blessed person on earth. You are my rock and will never ever leave me!!! Dad I LOVE YOU

Posted by Gail Flohrs - Mankato, MN - Daughter   June 13, 2017

My deepest sympathy to you all. Roger was always that ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, that positive remark when negativity was shown and the BEST greeter at church! He will be missed greatly!

Posted by Marilyn Barnick - Wells, MN - Friend   June 13, 2017

Hands down, one of the nicest men I've met while living in Minnesota, such a blessing to have known this great soul, my prayers to the family

Posted by Heather Ard - Mankato, MN - Friend   June 12, 2017


God bless and keep you in his loving arms during this difficult time. May He give you comfort in the knowledge that your Dad is at peace in Heaven. Wish I would have had the opportunity to meet him......sounds like a wonderful man who was loved by everyone who knew him. Sending you a big hug, Sue. Love always, Norma

Posted by Diane Miller - Bismarck, ND - Friend   June 11, 2017