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Roger Dale Agte

September 17, 1935 August 9, 2019
Roger Dale Agte
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Roger Agte was born in Plummer, Idaho on September 17, 1935 to William (Bill) & Fern Agte. He was raised on the family farm, the middle son of three boys. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Idaho’s forestry program for a year before going to work for Great Northern Railroad. He and Lois Sargent were married November 24, 1957, living in Spokane, WA and raising four children.

Roger had three careers in addition to being a husband and father. He was a switchman with the railroad for nearly 17 years, also working a second job as a mover for Mayflower Moving Co. early on to save money to purchase a home with two acres in the Spokane Valley in 1965. After an injury on the railroad in 1971, he worked several short-term jobs, living briefly in Portland, OR, before purchasing the Coeur d’Alene Livestock Auction in 1972. He and Lois ran the sale yard together until selling it in 1989, at which time he obtained his real estate license and was an agent in the Coeur d’Alene area until retiring in 2002.

Roger had enjoyed fishing and hunting since he was a boy. He took up gardening again after retiring and also enjoyed playing poker in Spokane and tournaments in Pendleton. He loved to watch football, going to many Cougar games with friends, and watching the Seahawks at home along with the Mariners. He and his son, Bill, had an ongoing pro-football pool for close to 40 years. He also became a staunch Gonzaga basketball fan. But the thing he most enjoyed was visiting and talking with people…anyone, anywhere. No one was a stranger for long.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Tom Agte. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois Agte; younger brother, Lloyd (Barbara) Agte and his children: Rita (Mike) Michalak, Kevin (Pam) Agte, Bill Agte, and Tami Agte (Rich Hazelton); six grandchildren: Tamantha, Melanie, Matt, Dan, Becky, and Justin; six great grandchildren: Timothy, Christian, Summer, Avery, Maddie and Lexie; and one great-great grandson, Jasper.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Yates Funeral Home – Hayden Chapel, 373 E. Hayden Ave, Hayden, ID with a reception following.

The interment, with a short graveside service, will be Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 PM at Evergreen Cemetery in Plummer, ID.

Lloyd and Barbara Agte will be hosting a gathering in their Plummer home for family and friends afterwards.

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 8/23/2019 2:00:00 PM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Hayden Chapel

373 E. Hayden Avenue
Hayden Lake, ID 83835

A reception will follow the service.

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Hayden Chapel
373 E. Hayden Avenue Hayden Lake 83835 ID
United States





1:00 PM 8/24/2019 1:00:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery

Plummer, ID 83851

Evergreen Cemetery
NA Plummer 83851 ID
United States

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