Roger A. Tellman left this earth after 80 years to be with his Lord on July 29, 2020 at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.
He was born on October 7, 1939 in his family home in Eugene, MO. A son to the late Francis “Frank” H. and Cyrilla “Billie” Margaret Tellman (nee Iven). Roger was their 6th child of 11.
He was the loving father of Catherine Tellman Haag, Richard Evers Tellman, and Heather Marie Hundley. Her older siblings, Ronald “Reg” William Humphries and Mark William Humphries (deceased) were also like sons to him. Nephews, Craig Newmann and Gregory Tellman were also like sons to Rog.
He was a devoted and loving grandfather to Emily Anne Ecklund, Bradley Tellman Ecklund, Zachary Isaiah Von Tellman, Anistyn Marie Hundley and Reid Lachlan Hundley.
Of Roger's siblings, he is survived by his brother, Michael Thomas Tellman and his sister, Loretta “Candy” Elizabeth Colvin. He is also survived by numerous beloved sisters/brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his other eight siblings, Jacqueline June Newmann, Bonnie Jean Newmann, Wanita Rose Bublis, Donald Francis Tellman, Charles “Chuck” William Tellman, James Paul Tellman, Mary Ellen Tellman and Russell “Butch” Leonard Tellman.
At age 17 after graduating from Eugene High School in 1957, he joined the Navy (1957-60) which took him to San Diego and San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1964 earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration.
Rog chose to retire at age 55 from his work as a stockbroker at A.G. Edwards, Inc. Over the next years, he explored 45 countries in his “Indiana Jones” style, close to the earth. He loved being on the river, gardening, listening to the birds sing and mostly… being with those he loved.
Private Family Graveside Service with full military honors will be held on August 15, 2020 at Our Lady of the Snows Parish Cemetery, Mary’s Home, MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)