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May 10, 2023 - 00:00
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Roger Dale Pilsner, age 79, passed away on May 2, 2023, in Alleyton, Texas. He was born to August and Elsie (Gundelach) Pilsner on Sept. 16, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas. He married the love of his life, Caroline Friese on Oct. 8, 1965.

Roger loved building things. He was always making something. He was an amazing carpenter. There really wasn’t much he couldn’t do. Roger also never met a stranger; he’d strike up a conversation with anyone who would listen. He loved hunting, fishing and anything outdoors.

Roger is survived by his wife of 57 years, Caroline Pilsner; children, Brenda Dantone and husband, Sammy of Houston, Texas,

Davy Pilsner and wife Amber of Columbus, Texas, Jodie Pilsner of Alleyton, Texas, and Travis Pilsner and wife Paula of Brenham, Texas; grandchildren, Jacob Ryan Dantone and wife Cadedra, Ta’lour Jo Pilsner, Aspen Elizabeth Pilsner, Savannah Ashlynn Pilsner, Addison Grace Pilsner, Ashton Olivia Pilsner, Jake McCrory and Makayla McCrory; and brother, David Pilsner and wife BB of Alleyton, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, August and Elsie Pilsner; and his brother, Johnny Mack Pilsner.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 2 p.m. at St. Roch Catholic Cemetery in Mentz with Deacon Chuck Glynn officiating. Burial followed in St. Roch Catholic Cemetery.

A reception at Pilsners Place took place after the service.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 125, Columbus, Texas 78934.

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