Roger Bird of Cherokee passed away at the age of 62 on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Roger was born May 16, 1950 at Sacramento, California to Donald Darrell and Winogene (Bennett) Bird. He graduated from high school and attended Lewis & Clark State College and North Idaho College, where he received a BA degree in business in 1986. Roger worked as a welder and was a manager of a pawn shop in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. He lived in Coeur D'Alene from 1970 until 1998, when he moved to Cherokee.
He was affiliated with the Calvary Chapel at Larrabee, and was a member of multiple hunting and fishing organizations. He was also a little league coach, taught archery, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and participated in a number of fishing derbies.
Roger was preceded in death by his father, Donald Darrell Bird; his step-father, Joe T. Cain; a brother,Randall Obe in infancy; a grandson, Joseph Charles Bird in infancy; and one great- granddaughter, Kailynn Fitzpatrick.
He is survived by his children - Machelle Lee (Charles) Wester of Frederica, Delaware; Dawn Marie Bird of Arnold, Missouri; Robin Lynn Bird of West Frankfort, Illinois; Mary Susanna Bird of Murphysboro, Illinois; Darrell Roger Bird Jr. of Mankato, Minnesota and Jessica Briley of Cherokee; his nmother, Winogene Cain of Cherokee; 24 grandchildren, six great- grandchildren; his siblings, Ronald (Karen) Obe of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Joe Ben (Sheila) Cain II of Goodyear, Arizona, Susan (David) Harkins of Larrabee; Derek (Jennifer) Cain of Spokane, Washington, Bruce (Carla) Cain of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and David (Joey) Cain of Cherokee.