Roger B Clymer
CLYMER, GOWING, TESDALL
Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 1/21/2009 at 06:19:47
Roger B. Clymer, 93, formerly of Boone, IA and Scottsdale, AZ passed away on Thursday, January 15th from surgery complications at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 19th at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Manor in Story City. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service beginning at 12:30 pm.
Roger Clymer was born on a farm near Peru, Indiana on October 1, 1915. He was the second of four children born to Chester and Elsie (Borden) Clymer. He grew up working hard on the family farm and followed this passion into his schooling. He attended Purdue University where he played football and worked on his major in Dairy Industries. He married Josephine Beatrice Gowing in 1941. They had 3 children and later moved to Boone, Iowa to raise their family. Together they started their own business, the All-Star Boone Dairy. He worked hard making milk, ice cream and was one of the first to introduce Sippers (juice boxes). Later they ran an ice cream shop full of donuts and ice cream goodies. He also enjoyed building anything with wood and his own family houseboat. He spent free time teaching his children and grandchildren to fish, boat, golf and attended their many events. Roger and Josephine later retired to Scottsdale, AZ and spent their golden years traveling to visiting friends and family from the comfort of their Airstream mobile home. For the last few years they returned to Iowa and following the death of Josephine, his wife, he recently lived in Cedar Place. There he found comfort, friendship, and love from his Cedar Place friends, especially his girl, Marge Tesdall.
Survivors include his brother Ralph Clymer and sister Jo Kopke. His children; sons, John (Dea) Clymer, Bob (Betty) Clymer and daughter Jo Myers-Walker. He is also survived by 9 granddaughters, one grandson, and 16 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Josephine, his parents and a sister Millie McGuire.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends that appreciated his warm, loving and kind nature. His innovative, creative nature was admired by all. He gave everything to support and love his family and friends. This unconditional love is a lasting memory for everyone.
Source: Boone News Republican
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