Roger Dean Brandhagen

Born: Wed., Aug. 18, 1937
Died: Sun., Aug. 5, 2012

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Roger Dean Brandhagen - passed away August 5, 2012 at his home after an extended battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. Roger was born August 18, 1937 to Joe and Lottie Brandhagen in Pendleton, Or. All of his school years were spent in Pendleton, and he graduated from Pendleton High School in May of 1955. He attended Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls full time from 1956 until his graduation in June of 1958, with an Associate in Applied Science for Auto Body Technology. Roger served in the United States Army until his Honorable Discharge in 1966. He later attended Blue Mountain Community College part time from 1968 until 1971 earning an Associate of Science for Engineering Technology. Roger was employed by the U.S. Postal Service from 1966 until he retired in 1992. After his retirement he started Brand-ees, a lawn care and handy man business. Most recently Roger had been employed at St. Anthony's Hospital as a grounds keeper until his death. Roger was preceded in death by his father Joe Brandhagen, his mother Lottie Brandhgen, and a brother, Jay Brandhagen. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Brandhagen, his children, Lori Brandhagen of Washington, Judi Beck and, husband Brice of Declo, Idaho, Ron Brandhagen of Pendleton, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and numerous relatives. Memorial funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. and will be in the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity off your choice, The St. Anthony Cancer Center, St. Anthony Hospice of Pendleton, or Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center, in Walla Walla. Memorials may be sent care of Burns Mortuary, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Or. 97801. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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William E Oleen Sr
   Posted Fri August 10, 2012
Although I had not seen Roger for many years when we went to PHS we were quite good friends. I have some fond memories of him and am sorry I was not able to know him in later life. It sounds as if we could have remained fast friends. I pray the incomparable peace of GOD for the rest of the family. Bill OLeen

Bill Futter
   Posted Sat August 11, 2012
Deanna So sorry to hear about Roger. We had a lot of good times at the old Post Office. Bill Futter

Kathi Brandhagen
   Posted Wed August 15, 2012
RIP Roger. Thinking of you with Dad and Grams now... Kathi

john brandhagen
   Posted Wed August 15, 2012
I always looked to Uncle Roger for advice and knew it would be True and good advice. I will miss the talks we had that always kept my attention to listen to whatever he had to say even at a very young age I always was entranced with how he would explain things so well. I will always remember his voice and laugh. My prayers go out to All of the Brandhagens especially Aunt Deanna Ron Judy and Lori. Sincerely, John Brandhagen

Mary A. Johnson
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
My husband, Jim Hanks, and I offer our sincere sympathy to the family.

Kaye Brandhagen-Henson
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
I am so sorry to learn about "Diggy" leaving before we could get together again. It makes me extra glad you came to our '50th. Dale has been gone 5 yrs now and I'm even slower to get around but will try to get down, Deanna. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May His Holy Spirit comfort you as only He can. Love, Prayers.

Jacqueline Herman
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
Arriving to work and seeing Roger always brought a smile to my face. Rog was the most funny, resilient, and kind gentleman you could meet. I will miss him and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Randy Brandhagen
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
You were a good uncle to me while I was growing up. Some of my fondest memories were when you and I would team up against my dad and his partner and beat them at lawn darts. Thank you very much for caring for and caring about my gramma for so many years. Listening to your laugh while having lunch brought my dad back into the room for a brief moment. Rest in peace Uncle Roger.

Sharon Ketch
   Posted Wed August 29, 2012
I remember Roger well. We were in several classes together. He had such a pleasant smile. I was Sharon Henderson in 1955 and I lived in Riverside. Goodby until we meet again. Sharon

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