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BOGGESS, Roger Francis 1943-2005

BOGGESS, WATERMAN, ENNEN, NORTH

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 10/3/2011 at 00:03:05

Roger F. Boggess

Mason City ó Roger F. Boggess, 62, of 221 14th St. S.E. in Mason City, and formerly of Nora Springs and Charles City, died Thursday (Nov. 3, 2005) in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 S. Pennsylvania in Mason City with Rev. Bill Poland officiating.

Following the service at the church, cremation will take place at Cremation Services of North Iowa in the care of Fullerton Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E. in Mason City.

Those wishing to extend memorials or expressions of sympathy may direct them to the Roger F. Boggess Memorial Fund.

Thoughts, condolences and stories may be e-mailed to the family on the www.fullerton-fh.com Web site.

Roger Francis Boggess, the son of Jesse and Mildred (North) Boggess, was born at the Cedar Valley Hospital in Charles City on March 15, 1943, the sixth of eight children to his parents. He was educated in the Bassett and Charles City Community Schools and spent time in his young adulthood in the Navy.

Roger was united in marriage to Norma Waterman, who later died in August of 1990. They became the proud parents of two sons, Bradley and Steven. Roger later married Ingrid Ennen. They were thrilled when son, Troy, joined their family.

Roger was always known as a hard worker throughout his life. He was a perfectionist and paid great attention to every project he undertook. Currently, Roger was the grounds manager at Gracious Estates-Brenton Industries in Mason City and also had his own small business, Roger Bís Small Job Specialists, where he excelled as a handyman. With his abilities, he could fix just about anything!

Rogerís love of spending time outdoors was evident his entire life and he found great joy in hunting, fishing and riding horses. He was highly energetic and is well-remembered for his smile, full laugh, sense of humor and his teasing nature. Roger had the gift of meeting and maintaining friendships with many and would assist anyone at anytime who asked for his help. He treasured the time spent in public and had a special respect for his employers and co-workers.

Some of Rogerís interests and leisure activities included being involved in the Cedar Valley Saddle Club in Osage, the Timberline Team Penners in Aredale, the Mason City Trailriders, dining out for meals, watching pro wrestling, attending services at the Wesley United Methodist Church and cooking, especially cheesecakes.

Roger was fond of country-Western music, his love of Percheron and quarter horses, and riding along the river on his horse and wearing his signature cowboy hat and boots.

Roger will be dearly missed by his relatives and friends.

He is survived by his sons, Bradley (Holly) Boggess, of Runnells, and Troy Boggess, of Clear Lake; Carol Ver Helst, of Nora Springs; Karen Harris and grandson, Drake Shimon, of Mason City; his step-daughter, Kathryn Ver Helst-Hunt, of Manly; his step-son, Donald Ver Helst, of Hanford; his siblings, Ron (Carol) Boggess, of Floyd, Allen (JoAnn) Boggess, of Ogden, Randy (Dianne) Boggess, of Charles City, Darlys Michaelis, of Charles City, and Vonda Boggess of Eldora. Roger will also be a cherished memory of his grandchildren, Trevor Wright and Courtney and Austin Boggess; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Preceding Roger in death are his parents, Jesse and Mildred Boggess; his son, Steven, in June of 2003; his sister, Marla Dralle; his brother, Lowell Boggess; his first wife, Norma Boggess; his brothers-in-law, Mike Michaelis and Clarence Dralle; and his nephew, Kevin Boggess.

Fullerton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, (641) 423-8676.

[ Globe Gazette, Nov. 6, 2005 ]


 

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