Roger Love, 60, Burlingame: Jan. 15, 1961 – Dec. 25, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Roger Love, 60, Burlingame: Jan. 15, 1961 – Dec. 25, 2021

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Roger D. Love Jr., 60, of Burlingame, Kan., passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, at University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, Topeka, Kan. He was born Jan. 15, 1961, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Roger D. Love Sr. and Barbara Ann (Duncan) Love.

Roger grew up in the Burlingame area, graduating from Burlingame High School with the class of 1979. He went on to college at Coffeyville Community College on a track scholarship.

Roger joined the Army National Guard in 1985 as a helicopter mechanic. He then became a crew chief, tech inspector, radio and computer repairer, and computer specialist. Roger retired as Sergeant Major Love. He has a Federal Aviation Administration airframe and power plant license. He was a lifelong member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Rogers’s favorite actives were being outdoors in the woods, even if that meant working, but he truly loved hunting and fishing. Roger has hunted in Colorado, Montana, and Canada; getting a 6×5 bull elk in Montana with a rifle and a black bear in Canada with a bow and arrow. If he wasn’t hunting, he was always talking hunting with his son and friends.

He also loved being papa Roger: playing, tickling and picking on his granddaughters. Roger was a man of his word and was always there at the drop of a hat to help his children and friends. He had a huge heart and wore it on his sleeve, but always stood up for what he believed was right. His favorite quote was “choices and consequences” that his kids live by daily.

Roger leaves behind a daughter, Shelby Succi and her husband, Joseph; two granddaughters, Finlee and Charlie Succi; and a son, David Love.; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Ann Love, and father, Roger D. Love Sr.

To celebrate Roger’s life, memorial funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at Federated Church of Burlingame. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, Burlingame.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences can be left at

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