Roger Lacina, 83, of rural Tama, died, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at St Luke's Hospice in Cedar Rapids, surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation for Roger will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, Marshalltown, where his family will be present to greet friends. Funeral services for Roger will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Burial will follow services at the Crystal Cemetery in Garwin. Memorial contributions may be directed in Roger's name to his family. For further information or to send a condolence please visit; www.mitchellfh.com . or call (641) 844-1234.
Roger Lacina was born May 15, 1930, in Indian Village Township, Tama; he was the son of Charles and Christina Mary( Kovarik) Lacina. He attended the country School House that was at the bottom of the hill where he was born, raised and currently lived. Roger graduated 8th grade, then was expected to work on the farm.
Roger was united in marriage to Vivian Jean Arp on Feb. 10, 1955, at the Montour Parsonage in Montour. Roger and Vivian spent their married lives on the home farm in Tama and had two daughters, Audrey Mae and Joyce Ann. He farmed with his middle brother, Omer Lacina, sharing machinery until Omer's death and then he rented out the farms. Roger loved working on their family farm, caring for their stock cattle, hogs, chickens and milk cows of which they sold their surplus to local businesses in town. After they sold most of their livestock in 1980, they retired from farming and rented out their farmland. In 1982, they opened the oil and mechanical business named Lacina Co. in LeGrand. In 1985, they closed Lacina Co and started the dump trucking business named Roger J. Lacina Trucking and (Ag Lime and Rock Hauling) until his death.
Roger's favorite hobby was fabrication with metal or wood, he made plant stands, end tables, gates for neighbors and helping the neighbors with breakdowns. His favorite things were socializing, dancing, camping, fishing, card parties and games with family. Roger was a member of Tama/Toledo American Legion and Tama-Toledo Eagles.
Roger is survived by his two daughters: Audrey Mae (Lacina) King of Montour, and Joyce Ann Lacina of Marshalltown, his three grandchildren: Wayne Roger Wilkey of Tama, James Hubert Dolezal Jr. of Waterloo and Ryan Lee King of Montour and great-grand-son, Jay Dean King of Montour and several nieces and nephews.
In death Roger joins his parents, Charles and Christina, his wife, Vivian, brothers, Art and Omer and his son-in-law, Larry Wayne King.