July 28, 1947 ~ November 23, 2016
Roger O. Vaagen, 69, Fargo passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
Roger was born July 28, 1947 in Minot, North Dakota to Orville and Ruth (Elberg) Vaagen. He graduated from Lansford High School in 1965 and went to Minot State College where he graduated with his teaching certificate. Roger moved to Fargo in 1972 and worked at St. Luke’s Hospital. He completed the nursing program at St. Luke’s School of Nursing and nurse of anesthesia at St. Luke’s School of Anesthesia. Roger was a certified registered nurse anesthetist and he spent the majority of his working career with MeritCare/Sanford, retiring in 2013.
He is survived by his siblings; Sherry (Warren) Hight, Maple Grove, MN, Carolyn (John) Anderson, Fargo, ND, 2 nieces; Laura Hight, Maple Grove, MN, Sarah (Nate) Croce, New Hope, MN, 2 nephews; Jason Hight, Scottsdale, AZ, Tony (Jill) Anderson, Parker, CO, 2 great-nephews, Mark and Matthew Anderson and 1 great-niece, Amelia Croce.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joy Anne Vaagen.
Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.