Roger Everett Mank, 90, of Waldoboro, passed away unexpectedly on January 25, 2019 at his home.
Roger was born on February 22, 1928 in Union Maine to Lee E. Mank and Alice M. (Hunt) Mank. Roger attended local schools in Hope, Union and Waldoboro. In 1946 he joined the Army and served his country in Korea. After returning home from the service he worked for Charles Kigel, Elard Mank at the stave mill, and Elmer Hart at the East Union mill.
He met Marjorie in New Hampshire and they married in 1972. They then moved to Waldoboro where he lived the last 47 years. He worked for himself for 20 years cutting and hauling pulp wood. He also worked for Lime Products Corp. in the quarry running the big shovel and then spreading lime. Roger also drove a spreader truck and hauled bagged lime to Massachusetts and feed mills mixed with chicken feed. He worked for Dragon Cement in Thomaston and drove tractor trailer delivering cement. He retired in 1994 from Dragon Cement.
After retirement he and his wife traveled by car to Montana, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Mt. Rushmore and Georgia. Every other year they traveled to Detroit to the Henry Ford Museum. He was a lifetime member since 1970 of the Farrar Ross VFW Post #9437 in Washington.
Roger is predeceased by his parents, wife Marjorie in 2000, daughter Evelyn Mank, brother, Gerald Mank and sister, Marjorie Mank.
He is survived by his son Philip Mank and wife Jeannine of Washington, daughter May Holmes of Rockland, step-sons Bruce Sirard of Georgia and Jerry Sirard of South Carolina, step-daughter Sandra Wilson of Georgia, eight grandchildren, many great grandchildren, brothers, Sheldon Mank of Readfield, Chester Mank and wife Marlene of Warren, sisters Pauline Bragg of Orff Corner, Lorraine Hayden of Waldoboro, and Beth Benner and husband Donald of Jefferson, and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 12-2 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine, with Reverend Bob Dorr officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Waldoboro. Condolences may be shared at www.hallfuneralhomes.com