Roger L. Cudaback
Roger L. Cudaback, age 75, of Kearney, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at CHI Health-Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a hard-fought battle. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 24, at the Kearney First United Methodist Church. Reverend Alan Davis officiated. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon. Memorials are suggested to the Kearney First United Methodist Church or the Kearney S.A.F.E. Center. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services. Roger Lee Cudaback was born on January 22, 1944, in Kearney to Gerald V. and Marjorie L. (Lockhart) Cudaback. He received his education from Gibbon Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1962. He went on to further his education taking a few college level business classes. Roger worked for Baldwin Filters for over 40 years where his designs resulted in two U.S. Patents. In 1962, Roger was united in marriage to Glenda Lindenstein and to this union four children were born, Jennifer, Angela, Michael, and Darren. He later was united in marriage to Sue Button for over 30 years. The family made their home in the Gibbon and Kearney area. Roger was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Colt Collector’s Association, and Varmint Hunter’s Association. His hobbies included collecting guns and coins, reading, and watching Westerns. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s events. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Jennifer L. Stumbough, of Kearney, and Angela D. Amber and her husband, David, of Waverly; sons, Michael D. Cudaback and his wife, Anne, of Omaha, and Darren Cudaback and his wife, Kelly, of Gibbon; 11 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; his faithful companion, Buddy; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wayne and Emery Cudaback and his wife, Joyce; sisters, Virginia Rachow and her husband, Buford, and Patty Klinkacek and her husband, Alvin.