Roger Charles Linneman

Roger Linneman 65, of Sturgeon, Missouri passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife Mary by his side on July 25, 2023. Roger was born October 27, 1957, at Woodland Hospital in Moberly, Missouri. He was the son of Merlin & Evelyn (Newman) Linneman of Salisbury, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to his sweetheart Mary (Todd) Linneman on December 23, 1983 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and spent 39 wonderful years together.

Roger graduated from Salisbury High School in 1976 and went on to obtain an Architectural Engineering degree from K-State in Manhattan Kansas.

Roger had many hobbies and will be remembered most for his love of motorcycles. He enjoyed cruising the open road and restoring vintage bikes (Harley, Honda, BMW and his last love Hodaka).
His attention to detail and craftmanship was nothing less than perfection. He enjoyed target shooting with his friends, 4-wheeling and being one with nature at his dad’s farm in Salisbury, Missouri. He also enjoyed woodworking, refinishing guns and was a diehard Nascar fan.

Roger was preceded in death by his father Merlin Linneman, sister Brenda Linneman Kimbal and nephew Matthew Kimbal. He leaves behind his wife, many friends, cousins, and extended family. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sturgeon Recreation Center on August 5, 2023. Please feel free to come and go between 2 pm to 4 pm. We will be serving Roger’s favorite ice cream sandwiches. A private graveside service will be held later at Mount Horeb, Sturgeon, Missouri.


  1. Butch and Ravae Todd on July 27, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Roger will be missed but left us with many wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Roger’s friends and loved ones.

  2. Rick Elskamp on July 27, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    We knew Roger from the Oz Hog Chapter in Topeka in the 90’s. Lots of good times with him, Mary, and all the group then. Sorry for your loss Mary. RIP Roger.

  3. Danielle Todd on July 27, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    The news of Roger’s passing saddened me greatly. I am sending all my love to those closest to him as they fondly remember his life.

  4. Ray & Rita Mohr on July 27, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Rita & I first met Roger in the early 90’s, he was our Motorcycle Safety Course Instructor. We became very good friends with Roger & Mary and have many fond memories of Motorcycle Rides and HOG Events. We still kept in touch even after He and Mary moved to Sturgeon. We are very heartbroken at the loss of Roger. Our thoughts, prayers & Love go out to Mary and all of Rogers family & friends.

  5. James & Bonnie Robinson on July 27, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    A sad day as we received sad news of the death of our good friend Roger Linneman! Roger and his wife, Bonnie and I rode motorcycles many miles together. Roger was a Road Captain in the Topeka Oz HOG(Harley Owners Group) chapter and was very active in the group until moving from Topeka. He always led the IRS ride. Those that knew him would remember what that was about. In 1993 it was the Harley-Davidson 90th Anniversary. Roger and Mary, Bonnie and I bought matching Ultra Classic numbered bikes. Roger was also very instrumental in helping Bonnie and I teach motorcycle safety while in Kansas. Later on Bonnie and I moved to Arizona and Roger and his wife moved to Sturgeon MO. We will miss Roger dearly and pray for his wife’s comfort. .???

  6. Dale Worley on July 28, 2023 at 7:50 am

    Many words come to mind when remembering Roger, it’s difficult to prioritize them, they all seem to fit. Honest, funny, talented, bright, considerate, understanding, caring, and devoted come to mind. I’m sure there are more though.

    I met Roger shortly after he started his engineering career and we worked together for many years in various settings in Topeka. During that time Roger and Mary became good friends. Some of my fondest memories is of our motorcycling together, but one trip through the Rockies stands out. After He and Mary returned to central Missouri to be closer to home, we maintained contact. On occasion I would have projects near Sturgeon, and we would get together again. Just two good old boys reminiscing… then Mary would patiently give us ‘space’ to carry on. Visiting was always a joy and their hospitality was legendary (as were his steaks). Roger was a dear friend, his impact on my life is hard to convey, he will be remembered fondly. Mary, you are in my thoughts and prayers, and we will remain friends forever.

  7. Sallie A Fromm on August 2, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    So very sorry Mary for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ???

  8. Sallie A Fromm on August 2, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    So very sorry Mary for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Robyn Engel on August 2, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    So sorry to learn of your husband, Roger, death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Kevin McDonald on August 3, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    I didn’t meet Roger until he moved from the Topeka area to Sturgeon. We worked together at two separate engineering firms. Roger was a kind of mentor to me, not only in technical matters, but in knowing how much actual concern was warranted in a given situation. He also provide much needed comradery when it came to venting about people or situations we worked with.
    He had a good sense of humor and a good deal of patience when it came to me. I always wanted to get to know Roger even better than I did, but the pressures of life and limited time somehow seemed to prevent that. With Roger’s passing I feel a type of hole in my life and a nagging sadness.

  11. Jean Clark on August 4, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    So sorry to hear about Roger, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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