Roger D. Franklin
June 18, 1945 – June 30, 2020
Roger was born June 18, 1945 in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Roger joined the US Army in April 1968. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and then came to the Fremont area as an Army recruiter. Roger married Marcia Sukstorf, May 13, 1989 in Cedar Bluffs, NE. He retired from the Army in June 2005 and pursued a career in locksmithing as the owner of ASAP Locksmith. Roger served as Commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter #2 in Omaha before going through the offices and serving two years as the Nebraska State Commander from 2014 to 2016.
Since his retirement Roger enjoyed fishing and camping at the Omaha Fish and Wildlife Club.
Preceded in death by parents, Mark and Gladys Franklin; sister, Jorita Richardson; niece, Amy Franklin; father and mother-in-law, Clarence and Ruth Sukstorf; and brother-in-law, Randy Sukstorf. Survived by wife, Marcia K.; children: Beverly Lakey (Larry), Brandon Franklin (Samantha) and Jonnah Whitson (Darry); nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings: Mark Franklin (Deborah), Ann Stines (Dean), Rose Poole (Melvin), Jackie Helms (Randy) and Rocky Franklin (Claudette); and sister-in-law, Patricia Vaca (Ron)
VISITATION: Thursday, July 2nd from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, July 3rd, 11am, West Center Chapel with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. INTERMENT: Monday, July 6th, 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to DAV Chapter #2 – Omaha, NE or St. Mathews Lutheran Church in Cedar Bluffs, NE.
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