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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Roger Lien

Roger B. Lien

Thursday, March 9th, 1933 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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Our Dad left us on a beautiful Sunday spring morning. Sunday was a very important day to Dad as it was devoted to church and family dinners. Family was extremely important to G-pa. He loved playing Kings in the Corner and reading to his grandchildren which they have passed onto their children.
Roger was born March 9, 1933 in Morehead Minnesota to Marvel B (Pappy) and Eunice Lien.
Roger graduated from high school in Anchorage, Alaska. Later in life he continued his education, earning several degrees including a Master’s in Education with a minor in Guidance and Counseling. He was the first teacher and counselor for the Alternative Junior High school helping drop out teens find purpose in life.
Roger’s earliest career was a lead mechanic for Alaskan airlines. When returning to Billings he worked as a service manager and mechanic for the Sports Car Center then subsequently as a Parts Representative at Holeman G.M Diesel where he received a National Distinguished Parts Man award. The remainder of his career was spent teaching for Billings Public Schools.
Dad’s interests were many from racing cars in the Black Otter Hill Climbs in his younger years to riding scooters, motorcycles and restoring cars. He took pleasure going to Saturday coffee at Brocopp’s shop talking cars with his buddies. Of all his interests, biking became his passion. People knew who he was from his daily rides around town meeting people along the way. He had an extensive collection of antique bicycles that he restored in his immaculate bike shop of which he was very proud.
Dad had a very strong faith and relationship with the Lord. His church and bible study were very important to him. He was a long standing member of King’s Men at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Dad’s faith was an example to others, always willing to support and teach.
Roger leaves behind 3 daughters Nova Kolander (Dan), Misse Iverson (Jim), Lori Wenckus, 2 brothers Jeff Lien (Madeliene) and Mark Lien. He will be missed by his 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
In celebration of dad’s life, please treat your sweet tooth to one of dad’s many favorites-chocolate milkshakes, chocolate milk, cookies, donuts and mounds bars. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or charity of choice.
We would like to give a special thank you to the caregivers and dining staff at St. Johns Vista for their tender care during the time he spent with them.
A family memorial will be held in dad’s honor. Condolences may be shared with the family at smithfuneralchapels.com
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Rick Olson

Posted at 01:33pm
Missy & Jim, we were so sorry to hear of Rogers passing,,, Your father was such a kind and caring person. May all the
Good memories you shared with him help you through your time of sorrow.
Peace & Love,
Rick & Barb Olson
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Ed Becker

Posted at 08:12pm
I knew Roger from being a car enthusiast and from seeing him at car events. I also am a cyclist and would stop and talk with him when we both were out cycling. I loved to see his old restored bikes and his red face from wind and sun exposure. He was always g;lad to see me and always had a smile on his face. He would talk abot the goings on a Don Brocopp's shop and who he had seen on his last visit. It was a thrill for me to know Roger and he was truly a child of God on two wheels. I would get an inner chuckle because he always had a runny nose. He loved who he was and what he was doing. God Loves those that are His own and Roger Lien was one of God's chosen ones!

With Deepest Sympathy,
Ed Becker
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Hank & Patti Hewett

Posted at 12:43pm
Dear Nova, Misse, and Lori--We are sorry to learn your dear dad Roger has passed away. I remember Roger back at First English leading a Sunday school class in the Belfry! He was such an upbeat fun guy. We miss seeing him riding around Billings on his bicycle and always giving us a wave. Praise the Lord for his many years.
LM

Lois M Morrison

Posted at 11:30am
Dear family of Roger. I am so sorry for your loss. Allen and had a lot of fun with your Mom and Dad way back in the day! over the years, I would now and then run into your Dad on his bike at maybe a ball game, at Lowes, at a 2nd hand store, haahaa. Its was at the most unusual places. He must have been all over town on his bike. Love and prayers, Dolly Critelli Morrison
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Don Peterson

Posted at 09:28am
I enjoyed working with Roger while he was with School District #2. Roger will be remembered riding his bike around Billings.
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