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Roger Feigum


July 21, 2015

Dec. 2, 1931 - July 14, 2015

Roger Feigum peacefully passed away at home of natural causes on July 14, 2015.

He was born in Wilmot, S.D. on Dec. 2, 1931. His family moved to Portland and then to Sweet Home when he was a teen. He then graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1950.

Mr. Feigum served in the United States Marine Corps from 1950 to 1954. He was trained as a radio operator, which took him all over Europe in the service of military officers. He saw a year of active duty in Korea before leaving the service with the rank of corporal.

Mr. Feigum married Irma Mae Williams on May 14, 1955, in Sweet Home. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in May.

He was a lifelong musician, guitarist, composer and singer, with a smooth melodious delivery well suited to his beloved country gospel. In his youth he performed for family holidays, much to everyone’s delight. He was proud to be Norwegian. Christmas Eve was not complete without lutefisk and lefse, and Swedish jokes.

Mr. Feigum was active for many years locally, singing for area churches and performing at the Sportsman’s Holiday Gospel Jamboree services. He had a dry but witty sense of humor. He loved a series of collies, the last of which was by his side when he died.

Mr. Feigum lived and worked in various local mills in Bend and Sweet Home, including Western Kraft in Albany. He retired after 10 years at the United States Post Office.

He is survived by his wife, Irma; children Susanne Feigum, Steven Feigum, Scott Feigum, Shellee Feigum Jones, Sterling Feigum, Stephanie Feigum Duvall and Sheryl Feigum; sisters Doris “Dodie” Feigum Penny and Phyllis Feigum Davis; brother Robert Feigum; 18 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Feigum was predeceased by his father, Martin Feigum and mother Laura Krogstad Feigum, both in 1972; sister Lorraine Brekken in 2004; and his beloved collie, Tina, in 2013.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to further the music program at Harvest Christian Center, 4231 Long St., Sweet Home, OR 97367

A memorial service was held Saturday, July 18th. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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