Lammers, Roger Anthony

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December 7, 1946 - February 15, 2016

Lammers, Roger Anthony

Roger Anthony Lammers
December 07, 1946 ~ February 15, 2016


Roger Anthony Lammers was born in Findlay, Ohio on December 7th 1946 as the first of five children to Robert Sylvester Lammers & Nora Stella Yates Lammers.  Raised in Northern Ohio, Roger was a standout student & athlete earning the Northern Ohio “Football Player of the Year” in 1964.  He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1968 with a major in Electrical Engineering.  After graduation, Roger assisted in coaching football and recruiting players for the Naval Academy.  He then trained as a pilot in Pensacola, Florida.  He flew P3 Orions during three Vietnam War tours.  He later received an MBA from Wharton.

Roger and Christine “Tina” Alexandra Winiarz Lammers met at a party in Washington, D.C. while Roger was at the Naval Academy.  When Roger was away for Pilot Training in Pensacola, Tina came for a visit.  He handed her his laundry bag full of dirty laundry and told her there was something in there for her.  She discovered a big, sparkling engagement ring and couldn’t possible say “no”.  They were married on Labor Day in 1969 at a beautiful campus chapel in Annapolis.  Roger shared Tina’s father’s love for history and the two of them enjoyed many lively conversations.  Roger and Tina were married 47 years and raised three wonderful children.  Andy, Becky and Natalie have brought them much happiness and are a source of great pride.  Roger leaves behind their three lovely and bright granddaughters, Megan, Aubrey and Ella, who have proven to share his love of learning and athleticism.

Roger’s career was in Industry & Consulting where he led a group to the acquisition of existing companies for 10 years.  More recently, he has been an independent consulting & investor.

You cannot describe Roger Lammers without using the word “optimist”.  He had a great vision for business and couldn’t resist pepping his conversations with words “millions and billions”.  Coming up with ways to grow a business came as a natural to him as living and breathing.

Roger was always interested in people and made a point of asking them how their life was going.  “How are you doing?” “How are your kids?”  “How is the job going?”  Roger always took time to listen and offer encouragement.

We will all miss this joyful, larger-than-life man who left us far too soon.  Rest in peace, Roger.


Visitation and Funeral Service

09:30 A.M., Saturday, February 20th 2016

Highland Park United Methodist Church
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75205

Burial with Military Honors

10:15 A.M., Monday, February 22nd 2016

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

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Williams Family

March 02, 2016 6:34AM

Condolences to the Lammers family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Taylor Petty

February 28, 2016 10:15PM

Roger, Thank you for five years of sharing your incredible ideas and enthusiasm with this budding electrical engineer, and for welcoming me and my family to your neighborhood. I greatly enjoyed our many conversations over our time as neighbors. I hope you're seizing your new opportunity to bend the ear of the big guy himself with some of your grand ideas. You are missed.

Tina and family, you have our deepest sympathies. Elaine and I are sorry for your loss.

James R.Frezzell

February 23, 2016 6:36PM

My Condolences and Prayers for the Family.

Jerry & Georgia Oakes

February 22, 2016 7:05PM

Tina and Family, we are so saddened by this news about Roger's passing. He was lovely and burned bright wherever he went. We shall miss him greatly. Praying for comfort for you all. God has received Roger into heaven - isn't that just like his competitiveness to want to get there first?!
Love and blessings to you,
Georgia and Jerry

Dale Hendricks

February 21, 2016 5:52PM

It was a complete shock to learn of the sudden departure of a friend and classmate from the Naval Academy. Roger and I were roommates and friends and he was in my first wedding in rural Iowa. I remember fondly when Roger showed my a photo of "Tina" and we would look out our window at night across the Severn River to see the lights of her father's house. I maintained contact with Roger during the years following graduation and hosted him and his son when they flew to Davenport to attend the Quad Cities Airshow. Roger's death will leave a big hole in the hearts and souls and lives of so many. My most sincere condolences, Tina, to you and your family. We raised Roger and the family in prayer at mass today.

God Bless. My fond memories will not fade and I send to you my sincere condolences and prayers for the days to come.

Dale Hendricks
34th Company
Captain USN Retired
Class of 1968

Steve Reichmuth

February 20, 2016 11:52AM

Roger was indeed a positive, upbeat individual who embodied the true spirit of the American dream. His example for how to lead life will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all who knew and loved this good man.

Janice Faulk

February 20, 2016 6:41AM

Roger was one of the sweetest, kindest and gentle-lest man who always had a smile for everyone. One of our sons instantly said "Roger was ALWAYS up" and it was true. We will miss him completely and all our thoughts and prayers are with his sweet wife, Tina, and his family. One of the good ones and he will be dearly missed.

Sam Newton

February 19, 2016 6:33PM

Roger, you were the best roommate a guy could have. It was easy to get frustrated or discouraged at Navy, but whenever I started complaining or moaning, you always could cheer me up with your sunny disposition. You'd just laugh and say "Oh Sam, come on now." And things would be better. We'll miss you old friend. Condolences to Tina and family.

Shawn Coyle

February 19, 2016 4:05PM

My deepest condolences for your loss.

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