Rydberg, Roger Allen

Rydberg, Roger Allen

April 28, 1938 – September 3, 2015
Age 77 of Plymouth. Preceded in death by parents, Clevia and Walter, and grandson, Jacob. Survived by Carole, loving wife of 41 years; children: Michael (Vicky), Susan, David, John (Sue), Tom (Alexandra) and step-children: Martin Gaines, Suze (Bob) Phillips, Andrea (Richard) Granger, and Steven (Cyndy) Gaines. Also survived by grandchildren: Jessica, Ricky (Vee), Autumn (Chad), Sarah (Brandon), Samantha (Kyle), Tyler (Jordyn), Chase, Clancy, Josh, and Alissa and great grandchildren: Kailey, Mena, Kairan, Andrew, and Valkyrie. Also survived by brother, Richard (Marineh), sister, Marjorie, niece, Marianne (Joe) Ghatta and first wife, Carol Swanson. An Eagle Scout, gymnast, Air Force Reservist, graduate of North High and the U of MN., retiree of General Mills, long time member of MN Futurists, ACM, CPSR, and YMCA. His tremendous love of all children meant a ready supply of corny jokes and a life dedicated to peace, justice, a sustainable planet, and progressive politics. Celebration of Life, Sun. Sept. 20, 2 PM, at First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve, Mpls. Donations welcomed by the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation. (Published in the Star Tribune on September 13, 2015)