Roger Dean VanRiper, age 78 of Nixa, Missouri, passed away April 11, 2024 at the Neighborhoods at Quail Creek, Springfield, Missouri, attended by CoxHealth at Home staff. He was born August 13, 1945 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the son of Robert and Eva LaVonne (Bacon).

Roger was a Vietnam Era Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wasp.

On August 7, 1971 Roger married Brenda Francine Beauchamp of Kenosha, Wisconsin. After retiring from J.I. Case Company in Racine, Wisconsin in 1998, the couple relocated Nixa, Missouri.

Roger is survived by his wife, Brenda; stepsister, Judy (Gibby) Stussy Botello from California; stepbrother, Gordon (Roxanne) Stussy; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins cherished by him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert VanRiper; his mother, LaVonne Bacon VanRiper Stussy; his stepfather, Carl Stussy; and his stepsister, Phyllis Stussy.

Roger will be buried at a later date in Gays Mills, Wisconsin.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Nixa, Missouri.

Cremation rites will be accorded by Adams Crematory and arrangements are under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, Missouri.