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Roger Dale Totten

April 18, 2021


Roger Dale “Boom Boom” Totten of Hammond, a teacher to many and a friend to all passed away Sunday April 18, 2021 of natural causes at the age of 71, during a trip to his beloved state of West Virginia.  


Roger was born in Madison West Virginia and as a child he enjoyed playing in the creeks, hunting, fishing, and helping his Granny harvest potatoes. Later Roger planted his roots in Indiana, working for LTV Steel #3 sheet mill, and married his sweetheart Carolyn and started a family. 


He is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Totten and Son Nicki Sanders, 


Mother and stepfather, Christean (Adkins) Chittum and Bobby Chittum. Father, Junior Totten, along with siblings John Totten, David Totten.


Survived by Daughter Lana Totten-Soy, Grandsons Austin Setlak, Zachary (Rebecca) Setlak, Great Grandson Lucas Setlak. Siblings Carrlon Jean (Mike) Tucker, Carron June (Earnie) Hager, Mary (William, III) Rosenbaum, Debbie Totten, Thomas Totten, Matthew Totten and many Cousins, nieces, and nephews. 


Friends may meet with the family on Friday April 23, 2021 from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at White Funeral Home located at 921 W. 45th Avenue Griffith. Burial will be at Danville Memorial Park in Danville, West Virginia.


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April 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
White Funeral Home
921 W. 45th Avenue
Griffith, Indiana 46319

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