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In Memory of Roger McHarg

June 13, 2013

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Roger Robert McHarg was born on April 12, 1944 in Fulda, Minnesota to Robert and Matilda Pollack McHarg. He grew up on the family farm east of Fulda and attended Fulda High School. On June 9, 1967 he and Paulette (Pollie) Ann Brust were married at St. Mary’s Church in Worthington, MN. Roger was drafted to the United States Army on August 4, 1967 and served a tour in Vietnam and was later stationed in Anchorage, AK. Following his honorable discharge on July 24, 1970 they moved to an acreage north of Lismore, MN. Roger worked for various construction companies as a heavy machine operator. In 1974 they moved to Lismore. Roger retired in 2010. Roger was a recycler and salvager before recycling was cool. Roger passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at his home in Lismore surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 69. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Lismore. He also was a member of the Lismore American Legion Post and served on the Lismore City Council for 4 years. Roger enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, collecting guns and arrowheads and watching the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings.

Survivors include his wife, Paulette (Pollie) McHarg of Lismore, MN two daughters, Carmelle McHarg of Blue Earth, MN and Lottie Petersen and her husband, Glen of Tyler, MN, three grandsons, Graham, Emmett and Owen Petersen and one sister, Marion Kuehl of Currie, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services were held at St. Anthony’s Church in Lismore, MN on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Gerald Kosse officiating. The organist was Michelle Wieneke. The song Leader was Mark Loosbrock. The pallbearers were Michael Hinsch, Heath Hinsch, Jason Brust, Joe Brust, Joshua Brust, Joel Brust and Tim Rogers. Interment at St. Anthony’s Cemetery West, Lismore, MN. Military honors accorded by the Lismore American Legion Post.

Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton was entrusted with arrangements. To send condolences visit

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