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Roger Wayne Reger, age 62, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away, Wednesday, March 6, 2024. 

He was born on June 22, 1961, in Davenport, Ia., the son of William Ora “Buck” and Phyllis Colleen (Gross) Reger. 

After graduating from Green City High School in 1979, Roger started his career working in the auto parts industry, he then went on to work for the Missouri Department of Transportation as a Materials Inspector where he worked for over 26 years. 

Roger enjoyed the outdoors, finding solace in deer hunting, golfing, and fishing with his family and his best friend Scott. A devoted fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Cardinals, he relished a good game. Roger also liked watching NASCAR and working out in his vegetable garden, eventually being able to cook what he grew. A true handyman, Roger’s knack for fixing anything made him invaluable to those around him. His dedication to his work was unwavering; he persisted until the task was done. His truck, though ever changing, held a special place in his heart. Whether tinkering with a vehicle or seeking out the best deals, his passion for automobiles shone brightly. 

But above all, Roger cherished his family. Known for his quick wit and affable nature, he easily earned the title of “favorite uncle.” Visiting his parents in Macon, Mo., brought him immense joy, and his love and consideration for others made him a cherished friend to many. Roger will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. 

Roger is survived by his daughter, Miranda Reger (Tracy Watkins) of Hartsburg, Mo.; his loving fiancé and life partner, Tina Graziano; his parents, Buck and Phyllis Reger; siblings, Robyn Hayden of Macon, Mo., William “Will” Reger (Tricia) of Kirksville, Mo., and Richard “Rich” Reger (Teri) of Camdenton, Mo., grandson, Braxton High; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Daisy and Bently. 

He was preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents. 

To celebrate Roger’s life, a visitation was held at Freeman Mortuary on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. 

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary, 915 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101.