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Roger Tanaka

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Roger Tanaka

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
22 Sep 2011 (aged 67)
Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA
Burial
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Roger Tanaka, 67, Streeter, ND died Early Thursday Morning September 22, 2011 at the St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, ND.

Roger Tanaka was born July 20, 1944 at Chicago, IL, the son of John Tanaka and Miyoko Tanaka. He moved with his family to Japan when he was young, and moved to Seattle, WA. He received his education in Japan and also Kent, WA where he went to high school, graduating in 1961. He went on to college at Pacific University in Seattle, WA, and studied Psychology.

He entered the US Army at Seattle, WA, served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged.

He and Grace Southhard were married September 5, 1982 at Kent, WA. They made their home in Auburn, WA until 2001 when they moved to Streeter, ND.

He was a buyer for the Military PX System. He worked for the North Dakota State Prison in Jamestown, ND from 2004 to 2009 when he retired.

He is survived by his wife, Grace, Streeter, ND; 1 daughter, Jessica (Les) Anderson, Red Bluff, CA; 2 sons, Tyler and Trevor Tanaka, both of Streeter, ND; 3 grandchildren, Colton, Mayson and Hayden Anderson, Red Bluff, CA, and 1 sister, Jeanette Rex, Redmann, WA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The Memorial Service will be at 4:00 PM Monday September 26, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Streeter, with Rev. Elmo Herman, officiating.

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Birth father of Dean Cain, the actor of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" fame. He was married to Sharon Thomas from 1964 to 1966 and had two sons, Roger and Dean. In 1969, Thomas married her second husband, Christopher Cain and he legally adopted the boys and gave them his surname. He never had any known contact with his children by Sharon Thomas throughout the rest of his life.

Source: Contributor: Maria Harvey Starkey (48007985)
Roger Tanaka, 67, Streeter, ND died Early Thursday Morning September 22, 2011 at the St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, ND.

Roger Tanaka was born July 20, 1944 at Chicago, IL, the son of John Tanaka and Miyoko Tanaka. He moved with his family to Japan when he was young, and moved to Seattle, WA. He received his education in Japan and also Kent, WA where he went to high school, graduating in 1961. He went on to college at Pacific University in Seattle, WA, and studied Psychology.

He entered the US Army at Seattle, WA, served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged.

He and Grace Southhard were married September 5, 1982 at Kent, WA. They made their home in Auburn, WA until 2001 when they moved to Streeter, ND.

He was a buyer for the Military PX System. He worked for the North Dakota State Prison in Jamestown, ND from 2004 to 2009 when he retired.

He is survived by his wife, Grace, Streeter, ND; 1 daughter, Jessica (Les) Anderson, Red Bluff, CA; 2 sons, Tyler and Trevor Tanaka, both of Streeter, ND; 3 grandchildren, Colton, Mayson and Hayden Anderson, Red Bluff, CA, and 1 sister, Jeanette Rex, Redmann, WA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The Memorial Service will be at 4:00 PM Monday September 26, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Streeter, with Rev. Elmo Herman, officiating.

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Birth father of Dean Cain, the actor of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" fame. He was married to Sharon Thomas from 1964 to 1966 and had two sons, Roger and Dean. In 1969, Thomas married her second husband, Christopher Cain and he legally adopted the boys and gave them his surname. He never had any known contact with his children by Sharon Thomas throughout the rest of his life.

Source: Contributor: Maria Harvey Starkey (48007985)

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