Roger Dale Painter Sr. (71) resident of DeSmet, ID passed away on May 14, 2023 in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. He was born to Harris and Ireta (Bacon) Painter on June 21, 1951 in Clarkston, WA. Roger grew up on Moscow Mountain near Moscow, ID. He attended Moscow High School and left in the 10th grade to go right to work. Roger worked in construction. He met and married Dana Metzger and the couple had 2 children, Michael and Sunny. The marriage later ended in divorce.
Roger moved to Oregon where he met LeeAnn Gullickson. The couple joined lives making their home in Eugene, OR and having 2 children Roger Jr and Jerahmi. Sadly, Jerahmi passed away at the age of 3 from leukemia. Roger held several different jobs over the years; he worked in the local lumber mill, was a mechanic, and spent 14 years at Bi-Mart. He ended his career with 17 years at Monaco Coach Motor Homes manufacturing and building motorhomes.
When Roger retired from Monaco Coach Motor Homes, he and LeeAnn moved to Juliaetta, ID to be near his parents who lived in Lewiston. When his parents’ health started failing, they moved to Lewiston to take care of them. In 2014 Roger and LeeAnn moved to St. Maries, ID and stayed in the area for 6 years before settling in DeSmet.
Roger enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, shooting pool, and singing karaoke. He loved his family, friends, and animals fiercely and treasured over 40 years with LeeAnn.
Roger is survived by his wife LeeAnn at their home in DeSmet; children Michael, Sunny, and Roger Jr.; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son Jerahmi, his parents, and brothers Michael, Charles, and Darrel.
A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Moscow Cemetery in Moscow, ID.