April 23, 1934 - Jan. 23, 2014
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Roger L. Eschliman, age 79, of McCook, died at his home on Jan. 23, 2014.
He was born in Clarks, Nebraska, on April 23, 1934, to Leo and Norma (Winesmith) Eschliman. He attended school in Clarks, graduating from High School in 1952. Roger attended the University of Nebraska for one year.
On March 31, 1953, he was united in marriage to June Zlomke, she preceded him in death in 2004. Roger and the family moved often due to his employment. They lived in Silver Lake, Central City, Lincoln, Omaha and McCook. Roger followed his employment across the state of Nebraska doing many different jobs. He was employed as a mechanic, installed water treatment systems and as a bus driver for Continental Trailways Bus Line and later Arrow Bus Lines.
He and the family moved to McCook in 1970, when Roger began teaching auto mechanics at the McCook High School. He taught for eight years. He was the owner of Eschliman's Trailer Sales just east of McCook.
Roger enjoyed his pets, many of which came from the Humane Society of McCook. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Indianola, an avid grower of plants and just like to tinker.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife; June; a grandson, Tony Eschliman; and two sons-in-law: William White and Chuck Jansen.
Roger is survived by his three daughters, Kay White of Moyock, North Carolina; Kathy Jansen of Paxton; Kim and husband, Glen Tietz of McCook; four sons, Randy and wife, Carmen of McCook, Rick and wife, Theresa of Indianola, Nebraska, Rodney of McCook and Rex and wife, Jennifer of McCook; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale and wife, Doris of Boone, Iowa and Dennis and wife, Marilyn of Vancouver, Washington.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook with Rev. Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Interment will be in the Indianola Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday Jan. 27, 2014, from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel. Friends may leave on-line condolences at herrmannfh.com.
Memorials may be left in Roger's name to the McCook Humane Society.
Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.