Roger Wedman


John Roger Wedman, son of Joe and Dorothy (Clements) Wedman, was born on Dec. 31, 1930, and was raised on the family farm west of Danville.
On Aug. 29, 1951, Roger was united in marriage to Deloris Hess in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anthony. About six weeks later, on Oct. 9, Roger was called upon to serve his country in the United States Army and was sent to serve in the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Roger received his honorable discharge on Sept. 30, 1953, with the rank of Private First Class.
After returning to the states, Roger worked various jobs, but his real passion was farming. He and Deloris moved to a farm north of Argonia, where they raised their eight children: Eugene, Richard, Ronald, David, Larry, Galen, Linda and Marie. Later they moved to the family farm near Danville, where they lived several more years after retiring from farming.
Roger passed away on Oct. 28, 2021 at the Anthony Community Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Deloris on July 23, 2021; two sons, Larry and David; daughter, Marie; brothers, Leonard and Tom; sister, Margaret; grandson, Nicholas Wedman; and brothers-in-law, Alan Mackey and Gerald Hess. Roger will be deeply missed by his children: Eugene Wedman and wife Kristina of Anthony, Richard Wedman and wife Teresa of Argonia, Ronald Wedman and wife Stephanie of Argonia, Galen Wedman and wife Jo of Medicine Lodge, and Linda Head and husband Jay of Danville; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Mackey of Wichita; sisters-in-law, Georgia Wedman of Harper and Charlotte “Blondie” Wedman of Danville; and other relatives and friends.
Rosary was at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Danville, of the St. Joan of Arc Parish Community of Harper County. Committal followed at Fairview Cemetery, south of Danville.
Memorials may be made to VFW Post 11449 of Harper or Immaculate Conception Church Renovation Committee, sent in care of Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, 613 W. 14th St,, Harper, KS 67058. Online condolences may be left at