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ROGER J. IMMELE (1927 - 1987)


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/9/2020 at 21:27:52

Funeral services for Roger J. Immele, 59, 739 W. Cherry St., are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conceptin Catholic Church in Cherokee.

Cherokee Police said Immele was found dead in his garage at about 12:45 p.m. Dr. Gene Michel, Cherokee County medical examiner, has ruled the death an apparent suicide. The cause of death was listed as carbon monoxide poisoning. The incident is still under investigation by the county medical examiner.

The IC parish will say a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Knights of Columbus will say a rosary at 8 p.m. t the funeral home. The rev. Richard Ries will officiate services Friday. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee.

Immele was born April 1, 1927, in Sioux City, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Immele. He attended Blessed Sacrament schools, Trinity High School and Trinity College in Sioux City. He married Marilyn Barron in Sioux City Aug 13, 1955. The Immeles moved from Sioux City to Cherokee in 1963.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he worked for Seig Auto Parts in Cherokee for 15 years. He had been an agent for New York Life Insurance since 1966.

Immels served on the Cherokee Symphony Board and was member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Joseph of Cherokee, Bruce of Louisville, Colo., and Michael of Ravenna, Neb.; three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Anne) Vakulskas of Minneapolis, Minn., Karen of St. Paul, Minn., and Kathleen of Cherokee; one sister, Frances Smith of Overland Park, Kan.; one brother Daniel Immele of St. Paul, Minn.; his mother, Rose Immele of Sioux City; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

Source: Former Cherokee County Historical Society Scrapbook. Article dated 3/11/1987.


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