Roger Hoberg, the son of Carl and Elsie Mae (Meyer) Hoberg was born July 20, 1927, in Gillett Grove Township, Clay County, Iowa, in the Harmony neighborhood. Roger was the youngest of six children, all of whom are deceased.
Roger was educated in the rural school of the Harmony Neighborhood and graduated from the Gillett Grove High School in Gillett Grove, Iowa.
Following graduation, Roger farmed with his father and brother, Russell. His father retired in 1947, and Roger continued to farm with Russell. They formed the Hoberg Bros. Partnership in grain farming and feeding Angus cattle.
In 1951, Roger served his country during the Korean War, receiving his training at Fort Riley, Kansas. Roger was sent to Germany to serve in the Army of Occupation. He was assigned to a hospital in the town of Bad Kreuzmach to the Dietetic Department. After a year and 10 months, Roger returned state side and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.
Roger returned to farming. In August 1953, he met and married Beverly Nielsen, and to this union one child, Ann Marie was born. Several years later, Beverly passed away.
On December 1, 1963, Roger married Alice Carstensen. Alice brought a daughter, Ann Marie to this marriage.
Roger continued farming until his retirement in 2000. He was active in many farm related organizations; a charter member of the Clay County Cattlemen, chosen Cattlemen of the year in 1981; ASC Committee; member on the Spencer Coop Elevator Board for nine years; served as a Township Trustee; and on the election board. He was a long-time active member of the First Congregational Church in Spencer, Iowa.
Roger passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Beverly; second wife, Alice; two sisters: Helen Hoberg and Gladys Dalton; and three brothers: Duane, Russell and Robert.
Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters: Carol (James) Healy of Omaha, NE, and Anne (Scot) Bauder of Longmont, CO; five grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
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