Former Manhattan City Commissioner Roger Maughmer died Friday at Ascension Via Christi Hospital, following complications from pneumonia. He was 78.
Maughmer served six years on the city commission from 1989 to 1995, serving as mayor during the 1993 flood and was a longtime member of the Manhattan Optimist Club.
A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Maughmer moved to Kansas in 1965 and eventually settled in Manhattan, where he worked for Southwestern Bell for 25 years. He often returned to Wyoming to his family cabin and was involved in racing cars with his son.
He is survived by his wife Barbara and sons Glen and Bob as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Midwest Dream Car Collection.
Read Maughmer’s full obituary here.