Roger Naylor

Published 1:00 am Friday, April 5, 2019

Roger A. Naylor, 85, originally from Albert Lea, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Las Vegas after an extended illness.

Roger Naylor

The son of Wayne and Gladys Naylor of Albert Lea, Roger graduated from Albert Lea High School before marrying Dorothy Hunt of Albert Lea.

He spent 25 years as a music band director in three states: Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa. Roger originally begin his career in music playing with the Corn Cobs and the Earl Hunt and, before going into education.

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He later divorced and later married Jeanne Cady, also of Albert Lea.

He is survived by three of his children, Bruce and his wife, Julie, and children Jeff, Becky and Ashley and their children of North Carolina, Greg and his partner, Jan, and Greg’s two boys, Ben and Mark, of California, and Michael and his wife, Léonie, and son, Brandon, of Michigan; and his deceased daughter Nancy’s daughter, Margeaux.

Roger’s passions in life included photography, fishing, airplanes and writing. He wrote a number of fictional novels, many of them related to his fascination with airplanes and the experiences of being a child during World War II.

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