Roger Henry Buelow died surrounded by his family while at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Arizona on September 13, 2022 following a car accident on August 25, 2022. He was 82 years old. Roger was born to Henry Otto Buelow and Andeline Huso Buelow, in the small farming community of Drake, ND, on June 12, 1940. He had two older sisters, a younger sister, and a younger brother. He attended Drake Public Schools and graduated from Drake High School in 1958. He attended Jamestown College and then the University of Utah where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1963. On September 1, 1961, he married Grace Carlson Buelow in Bismarck, ND. Together they raised a son, Hank, and a daughter, Stephanie. Both born from the heart! Roger held several part-time jobs while pursuing his studies. His first full-time job was as a police officer with the Jamestown ND Police Department. He began his career in the insurance industry with Safeco Insurance in Salt Lake City. He was transferred to New Mexico in 1969 and two years later began working at the Mountain States Mutual Casualty Company. He made his way from claims adjuster to vice president of the company. He retired after 38 years. He belonged to several business organizations and was active in the Republican political arena as well as a proud member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. Roger is predeceased by his parents, Otto and Andeline; sisters, Elaine Hansen and Karen Buelow and other dear family members and friends. Roger is survived by his wife, Grace; son, Hank; daughter, Stephanie and her husband, Hap Reilly; his five beloved grandchildren, Ashley, Cameron, Kyle, Kody and Megan Reilly; with his brother, Otto Buelow and his family; sister Beverly Mickelson and her family; and many beloved nieces and nephews and their families. To say that Roger enjoyed outdoor activities would be an understatement. He particularly enjoyed fishing for halibut and salmon in Alaska and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. He pulled a 160 pound Marlin (with help) off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He has hunted birds for many Octobers with relatives and friends as well as countless other hunting trips. He enjoyed hunting deer and antelope as well as the elusive oryx in New Mexico. He spent many years training and field testing black labs with friends at the Albuquerque Retriever Club. Roger’s love of travel and history has made him a wonderful travel companion. Roger was also a baseball enthusiast. He spent countless hours teaching his children to play ball. He was a very proud father and grandfather and rarely missed a school or sporting event. You could always see him in the front row cheering them on. His love of family and friends was something to admire. There will be a memorial service in his honor at Christ Lutheran Church in Albuquerque at 7701 Candelaria Rd NE on October 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to track service. The cremation has taken place. A memorial will be placed along the “Walk of Hope” at the University of Utah in his honor.
Posted on October 06, 2022
Posted in The Arizona Republic
Lutheran Church of Christ in Albuquerque at 7701 Candelaria Rd NE
October 15, 2022 at 11:00