Roger Allen “Buck” Bronniche, of Huntington Beach, CA (formerly of Benson), passed away at the age of 80, at his residence, surrounded by family on April 26, 2015, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Roger was born February 16, 1935, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of the late Hattie and Clifford Bronniche. He was the middle son of 7 siblings. He attended school in Benson through high school, graduating class of 1953. He enjoyed playing football and playing trumpet amongst other activities. Upon his graduation he enlisted in the Navy.
Roger served in the U.S. Navy as a weather technician aboard the carrier USS Shangri-La during the Korean War. He married Wanda Odell West on February 17, 1956, in Santa Monica, California.