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Roger William Green

January 4, 1943 - August 4, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Roger William Green

Roger William Green

Born: January 4, 1943
Died: August 4, 2021
Age: 78

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     Roger William Green, the son of William and Erna (Zobel) Green, was born January 4, 1943 in Charter Oak, IA.  His childhood years were spent on a farm Near Climbing Hill, IA, where he received his education, graduating from Climbing Hill High School.  After graduation, he moved to Sioux City, IA where he worked for Tower Communications welding propane tanks. When Tower closed he was a Route Salesman for Omar Bread Company. 

     Roger married Sharon "Sherrie" Wilcox on April 20, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer.  He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church from 1965 to 2018 at which time Roger and Sherrie  transferred their membership to Bethany Lutheran Church, but never forgot their Trinity family.

     An opportunity for him to move his family to Spencer came in 1965 where he started in maintenance at Jefferson School. He spent a year at Witt Sales, and spent 8 years laying carpet for Steffen Furniture.   He did outside sales for Modern Business Supply Store until their closure.  He was definitely meant to be a salesman. He had the gift of gab and enjoyed all the businesses he called on in the Sheldon and surrounding areas.  During the years after that he sold Kabotas, John Deeres and went back to laying carpet on his own. 

     In 1965 after moving to Spencer, Roger coached Pony League baseball until his son was old enough to play.  His team always came in first or second place.  He played church softball, bowled on league  and loved to play golf.

     In 1970 Roger joined Toastmasters which enhanced his public speaking abilities.  He was also a member of Sertoma, Spencer Municipal Golf Course and Jaycees.  He was very active in Jaycees and was named Jaycee of the Year in 1975.  In 1987 he was awarded the Sertoman award for outstanding service to the community.

     He served on Spencer's Board of Adjustment for many years.

     He passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 following a short illness at the age of 78.  Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and Brother in law, Patricia and Gerald Sands, his Sister in law and Brother in law, Lois and Terry Christensen, Mother and Father in Law, James and Gladys Wilcox.  His nephew, James Mitchell.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sherrie of Spencer; a son, Shannon (Debbie) Green of Spencer; three daughters: Angi Hill of Gilbert, AZ, Dawn (Clayton) Fletcher of Spencer and Darci Green of Hugo, MN;  his grandchildren: Tyler (Kahlie) Green and Nicole Green; Maurissa (Darrian Woods), Shawntae and Gabrielle Hill, Rylan Green-Hassan; Miles (Cody) Fletcher, Carlee Fletcher, Olivia Fletcher.  Five great grandchildren.  One sister, Janet (William) Meyer of Novato, CA; one brother, Alan (Randi) Green of Hutchison, KS; other relatives and many many friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, August 9, 2021 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.


The Link for the Livestream of Roger's services is listed below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lZJIpr4kBGcuI1F2YRbkw

OFFICIATING
Pastor Jeff Geiger
Deacon Lynn Egesdal
CASKET BEARERS
Al "Chesty" Masters
Sid Stevens
Mike Morfitt
Les Drummond
Larry Geisinger
Tyler Harkema
Darrell Dutler
Tom Warntjes
VISITATION
Will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. on Sunday with the family present at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
"Here I am Lord"
"God Has His Arms Around Me"
"I Can Only Imagine"
"Happy Trails"
By Grant Leu

Congregational Hymn
"You Are Mine"

Pianist, Elina Ozolins

Condolences

Monday, August 23, 2021 at 3:47 PM
“Sorry for you and the family to have a great guy passed. The Millers are sad and will miss him.”
- Lily Johnston
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“My sincere condolences to the sweet family Roger had. Always remember what a generous happy guy he was. RIP old friend. ”
- David Chapman
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 12:12 PM
“I was so sorry to hear about Roger's passing. He was a pall bearer at my dad's funeral and a good friend to both my mom and dad. After my dad died he would visit my mom every couple months to check in with her, until COVID hit. My thoughts are with you all.”
- Becky Severeid
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“So sorry to hear about Roger. Hugs and prayers for all of you. Sure did loved him.”
- Judy McCord
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 6:59 PM
“Sorry to hear of Roger's death. I always enjoyed seeing Roger every week in my office at Northwest Iowa Community College. He was a salesman's sales person always helpful. His personality always brightened the day. I also enjoyed visiting with him at Rock The Roof. I will always have good memories of him. ”
- Vern Schoeneman
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 1:04 PM
“Roger was a great man and he is going to be missed. Will be thinking about all of you today and wish we could be there. Love you all!”
- Rick Terpstra
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11:42 AM
“Sherrie and family, we were so shocked to hear of Rogers passing. What a great guy. Every morning, talking to Roger before he left the office at Modern Business, was always a day maker! Nothing better than a round of golf with Roger!! Had many, many laughs with him, and learned alot about sales from him. He will be missed. God Bless.”
- Mark and Teri Fredericks
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 3:54 PM
“Our hearts go out to you. May God surround you with comfort and peace.
- Onalee & Russ Wright
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 10:33 AM
“Sherrie and all of the Green family; You are all in our thoughts! Roger will be missed by all that knew him. Hugs!”
- Donna/Tom Malmgren
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“Sherrie and family, I can’t say enough about this Great Man a friend to all💙 Loved chatting with him when I was in the neighborhood!! May Jesus wrap his everlasting arms around you and give you peace❤️ Hugs and prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️”
- Carol Campbell
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“Sherrie and Family
So sorry to hear about Roger!
He certainly was one of the good guys!
You are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻
Take care and God Bless ✝️”
- Randy and Suzanne Krukow
Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“We are so sad. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
- Randy Riecks
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 1:53 PM
“Sherri and family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Terry and Paulette Wilcox
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:26 AM
“Sherrie and family, I was so saddened to hear of Roger’s passing! We go back a long time. From neighbors on west 9th Street, to Trinity Lutheran Church to Burger King. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers! Many many Found memories!”
- Mark Pearson
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:26 AM
“Roger was indeed such a great guy. He was so kind and caring with everyone he met and always had that Roger smile. Sherrie and family hold on to those wonderful memories you have. May God bless all of you.”
- Jill Meyer
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“Sherrie,Shannon,Angie,Dawn and Darci, Our Deepest Condolences on the Passing of Roger, Our Thoughts and Prayers are With You During Your Time of Grief ”
- Dana &Catherine Lorenz
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 9:55 AM
“My heartfelt sympathy, to you and your family Sherrie. Roger, was one of those wonderful people that could always lift your spirits, after visiting with him. Hold your fondest memories in your hearts, they will comfort you always...”
- Lorna A Sebring
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 7:40 AM
“Sherrie, Dawn and family so sorry to hear about Roger, my thoughts and prayer to your family”
- Marilyn Lowe
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM
“Sherrie,Shanon,Angi,Dawn,Darci and family What a pleasure it was to know Roger. Was fortunate it met him through Sertoma,Modern Business and his shared Jaycee stories. Thank you for sharing him with all of Spencer. Keeping you in our prayers.”
- Jeff&Mary Ann Bohnenkamp
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 1:45 PM
“Sherrie
Shannon,Dawn, Darci, Angi and families
I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was a good man. You will always have good memories. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you. 🙏🙏❤❤
Rest in peace Roger.😇”
- Pauline Miller
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:54 AM
“My sincere sympathy to all who were close to him for your loss. Roger was a great class mate and friend who left me with many good memories. Sadly he is a definite loss to all who knew him.”
- Marlene LeMoine Kunz
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM
“Sherri and family, we are so sorry about Roger. He was such a nice man, gone too soon. Our many thoughts and prayers!”
- Don and Karen Hartzell
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM
“Rogers family, May GOD wrap his arms around you at this most difficult time.”
- Dee Jackson
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM
“Sherrie and family: We are sincerely sorry for the loss of Roger. He was such an outgoing and pleasant person he will be greatly missed.”
- Sheldon and Mary Olson
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM
“Sherrie, Dawn, and family, We arr so sorry to hear of Rogers passing. He was such a great guy and will certainly be missed. Hugs snd love to your family.”
- Randy and Judy Van Dyke
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM
“Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers during this time.”
- Molly Carruthers
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM
“My deepest sympathy to all in Rogers family. He was a kind and wonderful man taken from
us way too soon. You are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. Hold tight to you
memories.

Mari Lu Larson”
- Mari L Larson
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM
“Dear Sherri, Dawn and family,
My sympathies on Roger’s passing. When he worked at Modern Business he called on the office at Southpark Mall where I worked. He was a great salesperson who had just the right combination of business and humor. I always enjoyed his work. He was a good egg. Please know you’re in my prayers as your lasting memories bring you comfort. ”
- Cheryl Hessenius
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“Dawn and family, your Dad was one in a million...He treated everyone with dignity and respect.. My heartfelt sympathy for the entire family

God Bless you all...





- Duane Sorensen
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“so sorry , we are praying for you and your family--GOD BLESS............”
- John and Cathy Kirschbaum
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:08 AM
“OH MY GOSH, We are so sad to hear Roger passed away! I thought for sure he was starting to come around! He was such a sweetheart of a man! Never had a bad word to say and liked everyone! We just cant believe it. So so very sorry!!!!!!”
- Gayle & Bryan Bailey
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Today and always, may the memories of Roger bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Sending you ((hugs)) love and prayers. Love you!”
- Jennie Spangler
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Sherrie and family, do sorry for your loss. Roger was a great guy and will be missed. Thoughts, Prayers and hugs to all of you. ”
- Bill and Berta
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Janet I’m so sad for you! Sending our love and sympathy during this difficult time❤️🥰❤️”
- Paula Macenski
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“So very sorry about Roger's passing. Sending you all lots of love and hugs. God bless”
- Deborah Marlow
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Sherrie and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was a great guy! Thoughts and prayers for all of you!
- Harriet Berger
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 5:07 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Sharon and family. He was taken way too soon. We hope to get to the funeral on Monday since it has been years since we have seen you. Love to you and the family.”
- Roger and Darlene Finnegan
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 4:09 PM
“Sherrie and family. We have been following your posts these last 9 days about Roger and are so saddened to hear he passed. We go back in time a long way to Jaycees and to you in sorority. Was always fun to run into you at Rock the Roof thru the years and catch up. Great guy taken way too soon . Will leave a hole in many hearts. Cherish those good times. Hugs. Lon and Cheryl Noble”
- Lon and Cheryl Noble
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 2:46 PM
“Dear Sherrie and Family, We are sorry for your loss of Roger. We just had a visit with Rog at Hy Vee a few weeks ago. Our prayers are with your family. Mike and Mary Monroe ”
- Michael and Mary Monroe
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 2:46 PM
“Sherrie and Family, We are so, so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing you two and catching up and reliving all those memories of past Jaycee days. Roger always had a smile and time to visit, always had an interest in our family and where they were and what they were doing. You two were always very welcoming to Becky and me when we were first married, always made us feel comfortable and included. We had so much fun! May God’s peace be with you and your family and may your many memories give you great comfort. We are sorry for your loss.”
- Mark and Becky Schmid
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“Sherrie & family—You are in our thoughts & prayers. We have so many good memories in our bowling days. God has a new angel & we have lost a good friend. God bless you all.”
- John & Nancy Heuck
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 12:38 PM
“I am truly saddened by this news. My heart goes out to the family. ”
- Kristi Hoger
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:06 AM
“Sherrie & family-We are so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was a great guy!”
- Duane & Joan Kallsen
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:06 AM
“Mrs. Green, Dawn and Family, this breaks my heart hearing my friend Roger Green has passed. Had many laughs and good times with Roger at the Golf Course & The Prime Rib over the years, and long before that. Glad I got to see him on one of my recent trips back Home to Spencer, as per normal we had some laughs and caught up a little bit. I will very much miss him, his laugh and great sense of humor.

Marci and I send our sincere condolences to you, we are very sorry for your loss. Take care until we meet again.

R.I.P. Roger Green”
- Tony Lowe
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“Sherrie and family, please accept our sincerest condolences. Jim sure enjoyed the conversations he & Roger had at church. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts & prayers. ”
- Jan Rusk
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:28 AM
“We're saddened to hear of Roger's passing. Please accept our condolences. ”
- Greg and Robin Cooper
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:28 AM
“Roger was an all around great guy! We are so very sorry for your loss.”
- Mark & Sue Hallett
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:28 AM
“We send our sincere condolences to Sherrie and her family in this time of grief. Our heart are sad.”
- Denny and Diane Thomas
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:28 AM
“Sherrie and family, We were devastated to hear of Roger’s death. We have such fond memories of our neighbors on 6th St. SW. and of visiting and laughing with you two at fellowship time at Bethany. Please know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. 🥰”
- Janet and Jim Keck
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:28 AM
“Sherrie and family, We were devastated to hear of Roger’s death. We have such fond memories of our neighbors on 6th St. SW. and of visiting and laughing with you two at fellowship time at Bethany. Please know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. 🥰”
- Janet and Jim Keck
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:27 AM
“Sherrie and family, so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I always enjoyed Roger as a fellow employee and as a friend. We had some great times at the office and at the golf course , he will be missed by all who know him.”
- Bob Schall
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:27 AM
“Sherry, Dawn and the rest of the Green family, You all are in my prayers. Keep your memories close they will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sorry for your loss.”
- LuAnn Thomsen
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:27 AM
“sorry for your loss ROGER WAS A VWERY GOOD GUY HE WAS MEMBER OF THE CASEYS COFFEE BUNTCH GOD BLESS BRAD BOLYARD”
- BRAD BOLYARD
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 5:48 PM
“I can't add anything more to what others have written or will write, but Roger was a great guy with a keen sense of humor. He had an infectious laugh, and I enjoyed the many conversations we had. My thoughts are with Sherrie and the family at this time.”
- Clark Marshall
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 5:48 PM
“So sorry to hear about Roger. You have our sympathy & prayers.”
- Jim & Pat Hynes
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 3:25 PM
“Dawn and family I’m so sorry for your loss may the lord hold you all in his arms. God Bless you ”
- Shelly Lorenzen
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2:22 PM
“What a sad day, a man that loved his family & his friends was taken to soon. My deepest sympathies to all of you that loved him.
My heart is praying for peace in your hearts. God Bless ”
- Rhonda Olson
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