Roger Herman Adler
December 10, 1953 - October 5, 2017
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Dole Mansion (Sage Gallery)
401 country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000 | Map
Saturday 10/14, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dole Mansion (Sage Gallery)
401 country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-455-8000 | Map
Saturday 10/14, 1:30 pm

Roger Herman Adler, age 63, of Woodstock, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 5, 2017. A native of Wisconsin, he moved to Illinois as a young teen and had already decided to pursue his passion of music from that point on. After graduating from Prospect High School, he dove into the music business, teaching lessons…

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John Stefanski left a message on October 14, 2017:
RIP Roger, We had only met you about a month ago, and our first impression was how kind & sincere you were...no false pretense like with many other accomplished musicians. We had a very nice talk about organizing a diabetes fundraiser in the near future (I play guitar). I hope that any musicians interested will contact me as the fundraiser can now be in his honor since he has passed so unexpectedly. Roger was going to help teach me to play guitar better and build my confidence in music. If there is a heaven, I bet he will be found there, with all the kind, gentle souls that are God's true friends...I hope your kind legacy will live on for many years dear friend. Rest in peace Roger...you will be missed by many
Deborah Ridley-Kern left a message on October 14, 2017:
Jeff, Mary and Mark, I am so very sorry for the sudden loss of your brother Roger. I was so shocked when I saw the FB posting. He and I recently connected on FB, about 2 yrs ago. I enjoyed his quirkiness and his supportive and positive words. He is a dear and full honest soul. It is so obvious to me that he has many dear friends who love him immensely and carry him with them. You do it too, ok? I will keep you all in my prayers.
Ken Arlen left a message on October 13, 2017:
Dear Nikki's, Jackie, Jane, and all of Rogers family, Nancy and I deeply regret that we cannot attend today's celebration of Roger's life because of a prior "out of town" commitment. Roger was a huge part of our life over the past 30 years both personally and professionally. There are so may memories and stories built over hundreds of performances together. I look forward to sharing some of these memories at some point in the future. He will be greatly missed.
CAROLE JOHNSON left a message on October 11, 2017:
ROGER....THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KIND WORDS ..ALSO THE BRIGHT LIGHT YOU BROUGHT WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU WENT.....WILL MISS YOU SWEETPEA....LOVE AUNT CAROLE...
Julia Hilstad left a message on October 11, 2017:
Roger you always brought a smile to my heart whenever I saw you because you were always smiling. Your eyes always told me you were content & happy! It was such a pleasure to know you. I am so happy Jane found you!
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Dave Gardner left a message on October 11, 2017:
No behalf of the WHIW 101.3 fm station and crew we offer our condolence to Rogers family and want to let everyone know how much we love and will miss Roger. He was a great musician and supporter of community radio. His show Blues Crossroads brought our programming to a greater height with his take on music, He will be missed......
Jackie & Dan left a message on October 11, 2017:
Miss you so much, dad.
Scott Teasdale left a message on October 11, 2017:
I was shocked when I read this in the paper. I met Roger years ago when Niki and my oldest daughter Jenna were in grade school together. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word through out the years. He restored an old wax record my Mother recorded when she played piano and was in a swing band out of high school in 1939/40 when at the Boardwalk in Ocean City MD. It was not listenable when he got it but restored it and when we listened to it for the 1st time in 60+ yrs I cried and so did he. My Mom heard it for the first time in 60+ yrs on her 80th birthday and she cried and was a young girl again if just for a moment. I thank you Roger for that memory that I will hold dear for the rest of my life. Godspeed my friend.
Kim Hays left a message on October 11, 2017:
Fondest thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you and your daughters and Jane.
Justen Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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