TORRINGTON – Roger Allen Hergert, 72, was called to our Lord on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Roger was born on June 26, 1945, in Torrington to Jake and Esther (Willman) Hergert. Growing up, he enjoyed working on the Hergert family farm West of Lingle, where he learned how to build and fix almost anything. He would humbly say that he was a “jack of all trades and master of none.”
Roger graduated from Lingle High School in 1963 and attended the University of Wyoming, working multiple jobs with his wife, Nancy, to raise their first two children, Kevin and Kim.
He graduated in 1969 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and moved his young family to Minnesota for his first engineering job with Control Data. There, he built his family’s first house in the evenings and weekends. The family moved to Georgetown, Texas, in 1977 and later to Colorado in 1980, adding sons Kyle and Kody to the family. Roger found success working for computer companies like Texas Instruments, Storage Tech and Digital Equipment Corp. In 1993, he retired from engineering and opened an RV park and campground in Cripple Creek, Colo.
Roger loved watching his kids compete in sports, music, theatre and life. He also enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool and loved to polka dance along with other types of dances or reunions with family and friends.
Roger married his one love, Nancy (Keller) Hergert on July 21, 1963. They were married for 30 years before she passed away in 1993. He loved Nancy dearly, and would admit that he never recovered after her passing. Roger was also proceeded in death by his mother, father, and brother Gerald.
He is survived by his three sons Kevin (Anne), Kyle (April), Kody (Adrienne), his daughter Kim (Karl) and a sister, Lynnea (Jerry) Fullmer. Roger had five grandchildren, whom he was extremely proud of: Shawn, Jacob, Conner, Ainsley, Brynley and his step-grandchildren Matthew (Carrie), Nathan (Terry) and Michael (Pam).
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Dr., Colorado Springs, with lunch to follow. Roger will be buried in Torrington on Tuesday, May 1. Friends are invited to a viewing at Colyer Funeral Home from 10 till 12 on Tuesday, with burial at Valley View Cemetery scheduled for about 1 p.m.