Roger Rainey Dana

Roger Dana. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — Roger Rainey Dana passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, in Lakeport at the age of 76.

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was predeceased by his son, Steven, and siblings, Lamar, Sanette and Andra.

He leaves behind his wife, Susan; daughter, Liz; and sons, Brian, Robert (Wendi) and Jason (Stephanie); grandchildren, Jesse, Anika, Nathan, Amber, Jessica, Ashlyn, Gabriel, Kacy and Jackson; great-grandchildren, Kyler, Shelby, Hudson, Kaylee, Asher and Jordan.

Roger was born in Afton, Wyoming on April 4, 1945, to Wilford and Donna Dana. He graduated El Dorado High School and attended Sierra and Shasta junior colleges. He began a 27-year career in banking with Bank of America in 1967, starting as an operations officer trainee and finishing as a vice president.

He married his wife, Susan Shifflett, on Jan. 8, 1972. They moved back to Kelseyville in 1990 and four years later began a second career owning seven Subway restaurants for the next 14 years.

Life was busy with family, sports, traveling, collecting vinyl records, and loving pets Roxy and Ava. Roger held a number of positions in charitable organizations throughout his lifetime.

Graveside memorial service will be held on Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at Kelseyville Cemetery, 3375 Bell Hill Road, with a reception to follow at the Kelseyville Lions Club, 4335 Sylar Lane, Kelseyville.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Roger’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit