Roger Loerch

Nov. 7, 1936-Jan. 17, 2017

Roger Loerch, 80, of

Harvey, ND died Tuesday,

January 17, 2017 at the St.

Aloisius Hospital, Harvey.

Funeral services will be

held at the First Lutheran

Church, Harvey on Satur-

day, January 21 at 2 p.m.

Visitation will be held

on Friday from 2 p.m. to 7

p.m. at the Hertz Funeral

Home of Harvey. A prayer

service will be held at

7:00 p.m. on Friday at the

funeral home.

Burial will be in Sun-

nyside Cemetery, Harvey,


Roger Charles Loerch

was born on November 7,

1936 in Bismarck, ND to

Loraine (L.C.) and Mayola

(Nagel) Loerch.  The fami-

ly moved to Minot and

then in 1946 to Harvey.

Roger graduated from the

Harvey High School in

1954. He attended the

University of North Dako-

ta where he was a student

manager for the varsity

football team. He also at-

tended Minot State

University for a year. He

entered the Army in 1960

and served stateside.  He

married Maxine Rauk on

August 6, 1961 in Harvey.

They lived in San An-

tonio, TX and he was

honorably discharged in

October 1962. They re-

turned to Harvey where

he began working for his

father at the Westland Oil

in Harvey until it closed

in 1985. He then owned

and operated Loerch’s

Lawn and Video until

2002. He served as the

Fraternal Order of Eagles

Aerie # 3080 Secretary

from 1994 to 2011 and

was a past president there


Roger’s interests includ-ed becoming a broadcas-

ter for area sports teams.

Radio broadcasting be-

came his passion and he

became known as “The

Voice,” announcing sports

for twenty years for

KHND Radio and Loerch’s

Video Productions in Har-

vey. He was a passionate

LA Dodgers baseball and

University of North Dako-

ta fan. He was also a high

school football and

basketball referee.

Roger was a 51 year

member, training officer

and Past Fire Chief of the

Harvey City Fire Depart-

ment. He served as

President of the North

Dakota Firefighters Asso-

ciation in 1988 and re-

ceived the North Dakota

Firefighter of the Year

award in 1989. In 2007 he

was inducted into the

North Dakota Firefighters

Hall of Fame.

Roger coached baseball

for 41 years. He was in-

ducted into the North

Dakota Babe Ruth Hall of

Fame in 1992. He also re-

ceived the “Award Of

Merit” from the ND High

School Coaches Associa-

tion. He was inducted

into the North Dakota

High School Wrestling

Hall Of Fame for being the

first to broadcast high

school wrestling meets

and the state wrestling

tournament. Roger was

the current secretary for

the Harvey Park District

and took great pride in

maintaining and improv-

ing the park system. The

newly completed grand-

stand at the Veterans

Memorial Park will be

named “Roger C. Loerch

Stadium at L. C. Loerch


Roger was a former

member and office holder

at the United Methodist

Church, Harvey. He is a

current member of First

Lutheran Church.

Roger’s legacy is one of

many years of service and

dedication to his family,

church, community and


Family: Roger is sur-

vived by his wife, Maxine;

sons, Kenneth of Urbana,

IL, Ritchie of Davie, FL,

Scott of Bismarck; several

nieces and nephews;

sister-in-law, Carol Gross-

man of Everett, WA. Roger

was preceded in death by

his parents; sister-in-law,

Marlyn Faul;

brothers-in-law, Bob Faul

and Marvin Grossman.

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