Roger A. Bastyr, 70

Published 10:43 am Monday, September 14, 2015

Roger A. Bastyr, 70, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 12, 2015, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin.



He was born July 22, 1945, in Austin, Minnesota, to Albert and Elsie (Rezak) Bastyr. Roger was a lifelong Austin resident and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1963. In 1966, Roger started Roger’s Lawn Service. On Nov. 25, 1972, Roger was united in marriage to Susan Hall in Austin. To this union five children were born. As his company grew in the 1970’s, Roger changed his company name to Roger’s Industries. In 1995, as his company continued to grow and prosper, Roger changed his company name to Roger and Sons. Roger enjoyed working hard all of his life. He also liked shaking dice and playing cards. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the Moose Lodge, American Legion, Eagles Club and Thumpers Car Club.

Survivors include his loving wife, Susan Bastyr of Austin, Minnesota; five children: Amy (Mike) Flanders, Jim (Jennifer) Bastyr, Dan Bastyr, Joe (Jennifer) Bastyr, and John Bastyr all of Austin, Minnesota; 14 grandchildren: Bryar, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Kyler, Keagan Flanders; Brynn, Bridget, J.J., Jase Bastyr; Jaiden, Jillian, Jamison, Jade, Jamey Bastyr; brothers and sisters: Marilyn (Lowell) Bayerkohler of Staples, Minnesota, Susan (Tom) Hilgers of Omaha, Nebraska, Bob (Joanne) Bastyr of Austin, Minnesota, Mike (Susan) Bastyr of Shoreview, Minnesota, and Chuck (Barb) Bastyr of Toronto, Canada; many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Elsie Bastyr.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at the Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at