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Ronald Junior Roghair

October 5, 1937 - May 3, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Ronald Junior Roghair

Ronald Junior Roghair

Born: October 5, 1937
Died: May 3, 2019
Age: 81

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     Ronald Junior “Shorty” Roghair, the son of Jacob and Mary (Rozeboom) Roghair was born October 5, 1937 in Sanborn, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Hartley, IA area, where he attended school, and graduated from Hartley High School in 1955.

     Ronald married Sharon Pearson on August 7, 1965 at the Baptist Church in Willmar, MN.  Ronald worked on the family farm his entire life, until his retirement in 2002, when he and Sharon moved to Spencer, IA. He enjoyed nature watching, reading, farming, and spending time with family. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Spencer. 

     Ronald passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Longhouse Care Center in Spencer, IA, at the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Roghair, and a brother, Lambert (infant).

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sharon of Spencer, IA; one daughter, Kayla (Ted) Boehm of El Paso, TX; one son, Ronan (Linda) Roghair of Sioux Falls, SD; 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Emma, Zachary, Carter, Zoie, and Cain; 3 brothers, Marion (Shirley) Roghair of Spencer, IA, William (Shirley) Roghair of Mountain Lake, MN, and Glen (Janice) Roghair of Spencer, IA; other relatives; and many friends. 

Memorial services will take place 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 7 at First Baptist Church in Spencer.
Rev. Curtis Batschelet
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)"
"I Come To The Garden Alone"
"For Those Tears I Died"
"God Be With You Till We Meet Again"
Private, at a later date


Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:59 AM
“Sharon I’m so sorry to hear about Shorty. I just saw this tonight or I would have said something at the shop. I’m very sorry. May the Lord comfort you! ❤️”
- Deb Coleman
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:21 AM
“Dear Sharon and Kayla and family ~ My sincere sympathy in the death of your dear husband and father. I enjoyed visiting Shorty at Longhouse and loved that sweet smile of his. May God comfort you at this time of grief. How wonderful to know that Shorty is in his heavenly home. Love and prayers ~ Onalee Wright”
- Onalee Wright
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 8:02 AM
“Sharon and family,
Our sympathy is with you and your family. It was such a pleasure to know him and to care for his medical needs for all those years.”
- Ken & Karen Hunziker
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 8:02 AM
“Sharon I am sorry for your loss. I will always remember the two of you and our visits at Burger King! May god bless you and your family.”
- Mark Pearson
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:53 PM
“Dear Sharon and family, my sympathy to you all. I walked beans with Lynn Hartman, like our senior year in high school. We lived in Spencer, so I'm not even sure how we got to walk for shorty. I remember at lunch time, we would come to the house and lunch would be served. It was like, you expect us to walk beans after eating all of this food?? You can tell how he and his great laugh left a mark on my life that I would remember this. What a great guy!!”
- elina ozolins
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:32 AM
“Ronan and Family - Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. - James & Kerry Larson”
- James & Kerry Larson
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:32 AM
“Dear Sharon, I find myself wondering how many years I have known you. I can’t think of a sweeter man than Shorty. My sympathy to you and your family.
With love, ”
- Connie Heien
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:32 AM
“Dear Janice & family, So sorry for your loss. Shorty was a great guy. Always a smile on his face and a joy to visit with. He will be missed by all. You have our deepest Sympathy.
- Orville & Mary Kay Nagel
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:31 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I know that you will find comfort in knowing that he is with his savior in heaven. I also hope that you find, as I did after our parents passed, that he is actually with you still today and can seem very close at times. God bless you.”
- Wayne & Cindy Steinhauer
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:31 AM
“Sharon & Family I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. Shorty was a great person and I’m glad that I knew him. He will be missed. ”
- Dora Hansen
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:04 PM
“Dear Mrs. Roghair and Boehm family, on behalf of Beth El Bible Church and myself, our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your husband and father. I pray for God’s comfort and strength during this very challenging time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. In Him, France Godfrey ”
- France Godfrey
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:35 PM
“I will forever remember Shorty's laugh. That laugh was so infectious and along with his humor and kindness, he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.”
- Matt Kuehler
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:54 AM
“The Rabenberg family would like to extend our sympathy to Sharon, Kayla and family, and Ronan and family. Prayers and many hugs for you all! Willy and I have such fond memories of Shorty and it was always a blessing to be in his presence. Can't wait to see him again someday walking those streets of gold!!! :) ”
- Willy and Tara Rabenberg
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 5:23 PM
“Sharon and family: I’m so very sorry to hear of shorty’s passing. It was a great pleasure getting to take care of him. Sending love and prayers your way. ”
- Morgan Stuckey
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 5:22 PM
“Dear Sharon and family, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Shorty, I am so thankful that I was able to get to know him and will miss him dearly!”
- Barb Woodall
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 5:22 PM
“I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Shorty and his sense of humor. I am praying for your family - for God's comfort and peace.”
- Lynn Hartman
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:34 AM
“Im so sorry for your los he will be so missed loved seen his smile in morning im glad i got a chance to get to know him ”
- Heidi sky
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