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Ernest Wesley Roecker
Ernest “Wesley” Roecker, 86, passed away on June 3, 2024, at Overland Park Regional
Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Wes was the son of Ernest and Eleanore
“Jesse” (Merscham) Roecker. Wes was born on a farm outside of Garnett, KS on
February 6, 1938. After he graduated high school, he went to work for the Kansas
Department of Transportation and worked for the KDOT for 42 years before retiring in
1999. When his sons were young, he spent many hours coaching summer league
baseball. In his spare time, Wes enjoyed watching western movies and sports, reading
western novels, fishing, hunting, and wood working.
Wes is survived by his wife Beverly Roecker of Chanute, KS; Children: Allan Roecker of
Broken Arrow, OK, Renee Giager of Roland, OK, Rhonda Hunter of Independence, KS,
James Roecker Muldrow, OK, Janice Schultz (Jay) of Beaufort, SC, Jason Roecker of
Tulsa, OK; Brothers: Eldon Roecker of Baldwin, KS, Robert Roecker of Ottawa, KS.
Wes had 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Wes was preceded in death by his father Ernest Henry Roecker, Mother Eleanore
“Jesse” Merscham, Sister Dixie Spencer, Son Paul Roecker, Brothers Doyle Roecker,
LeRoy Roecker, and Doug Roecker; Grandson John Giager; Great Granddaughter
Delylah Harris.
A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetary on June 11, 2024, at 11:00
a.m. Memorials can be made out to the American Heart Association or The Cancer
Society. Memorials can be left with or mailed to the Countryside Funeral Home at 101
N. Highland Street, Chanute, KS 66720.



Memorial Park Cemetery
E.. 14th St.
Chanute, KS 66720

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Memorial Park Cemetery
E.. 14th St.
Chanute, KS 66720

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101 N. Highland
Chanute, KS 66720