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Roger A Tellman

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)



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My husband went to Roger back in the late 70s or early 80s at A G Edwards for financial advice on investing and I knew that he admired Roger. It was a mutual friendship and he gave my husband great advice. I write this because my husband seldom spoke of aquaintances and I was so interested in his remarks about Rogers integrity and straightforward advice. He had total trust in Rogers honesty and admired him.He was disappointed when he retired and left town. He gave my husband great advice and was a kind person.

Patsy Bain Wolf Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. I so enjoyed seeing Roger as a patient. He always had a good story and we always shared a good laugh. Then he was off on his next adventure.
Dr. Randal A. Scott

Dr. Randal A. Scott Aug 13 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies for your loss. I loved Roger and always enjoyed our conversations. He always made me feel so comfortable even though I was an 'outlaw'. He always called me 'Rosebud' and it always made me smile. He had a way of making you forget your stresses and live in the moment. His smile and the hugs he always gave me will be truly missed. I have many found memories of time spent with Roger and I'm sure I am a better person after being his friend. One thing I will miss for sure is being able to hear him say 'Rosebud' one more time. Rest in peace my friend!

Rick Roseberry Aug 13 2020 12:00 AM

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