Roger Zeller, 52, passed away on Aug. 27, 2018
Myles Roger Zeller, 52, passed away on Aug. 27, 2018 after an almost two year courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 8, 1965 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and moved to Marion, Kan. when he was seven-years-old. He went by Roger or “Rog.” He graduated from Marion High School in 1984 and joined the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed the Navy, with the travel opportunities it gave him and enjoyed becoming a scuba diver. He was part of the Navy support fleet serving on the USS Acadia during the 1990-91 Gulf War. He decided nine years was enough in the Navy and went to work in the field of Non-Destructive Testing. He worked in that until an auto accident in July of 2012 left him disabled and unable to work.
He was married to Amy (Janzen) Zeller in 1990 and later divorced.
He married Kim Zeller (Flaming) in 1994 gaining stepsons, Austin and Justin Hamm, and a son, Eric Zeller. They later divorced. Roger enjoyed spending time with the boys and all their sporting events. He seldom missed a game unless he was traveling for work. They lived in Hillsboro, Springhill and Gardner raising the boys and working.
Roger always had a smile and great sense of humor that was infectious and would make a friend no matter where he was. He worked hard and played hard as he enjoyed life.
Survivors; sons, Eric Zeller of Hillsboro, Austin Hamm of Spring Hill,(currently in National Guard and deployed), and Justin Hamm of Eudora, Kan.; mother, Sherrill Echtenacker of Marion; father, Ralph Zeller of Florence; brother, Scott Inman of Summerfield, NC; sister, Ramona Richmond and husband Randy of Salina; brother, Ed Zeller and wife Delaine of Lawrence; brother, David Zeller and wife Stephanie of Hillsboro; seven nephews and two nieces.
There will be a celebration of life for Roger from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, at Marion Lake Hall.
Memorial contributions can be made to the VA or Harry Hynes Hospice at Via Christi St Francis, or the American Cancer Society.