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Roger D. Tjaden

December 1, 1952 ~ March 9, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Roger Tjaden Obituary

Clearwater - Roger D. Tjaden, age 70, ret. General Maintenance Mechanic at Vulcan/Oxy and lifelong farmer, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023.

Visitation, 9am-7pm, Thurs, March 16th, with family present, 5-7pm, Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater. Services, 10am, Fri, March 17th, at Clearwater United Methodist Church. Interment will take place at Clearwater Cemetery.

Roger Don Tjaden was born on Monday, December 1, 1952 in Wichita, Kansas. He was the second of three children born to Herman Tjaden, Jr and Vada Ruth (King) Tjaden. He graduated from Clearwater High School, class of 1970. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1972. Roger was united in marriage to Martha Teresa “Marty” Medina on October 13, 1973 in Camarillo, CA.

Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Marty on December 26, 2018 and his father, Herman Tjaden, Jr. on May 5, 2010. He is survived by his daughters, Dauna (Todd) Herman of Burlingame, KS, Christy (Matt) Freeman; sons, Kevin (Rebecca) Tjaden, Keith (Jamie) Tjaden, all of Clearwater; mother, Vada Ruth (King) Tjaden; brother, Neal (Karen) Tjaden of Clearwater; sister, Dena (Bill) Kliewer of Wichita; grandchildren, Jacob and Austin Titus, Kaden and Kirah Herman, Jayce and Audrey Freeman, Noah, Talen, Eli and Tenley Tjaden; great-grandchildren, Kayvenn and Kali Titus, Avery Croucher, Adeline Titus, Alaina Titus, Alivia Rutliff, Alexis Licklider; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, Memorials: Meals on Wheels API, 921 E. Janet, Clearwater, KS 67026 OR Clearwater Fire Department, PO Box 453, Clearwater, KS 67026. 

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March 16, 2023

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary
200 S. Tracy, PO Box 325
Clearwater, KS 67026

Visitation with Family Present
March 16, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary
200 S. Tracy, PO Box 325
Clearwater, KS 67026

Funeral Service
March 17, 2023

10:00 AM
Clearwater United Methodist Church
130 N. First
Clearwater, KS 67026


Meals on Wheels API
921 E. Janet, Clearwater KS 67026

Clearwater Fire Department
PO Box 453, Clearwater KS 67026


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