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Roger Ray Deerberg

February 25, 1950 October 3, 2019
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Roger Ray Deerberg, age 69, died Thursday October 3, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Iowa City. Services will be held on Monday October 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden with Rev. Daniel Redhage officiating. A lunch will follow the service at the Lowden Legion. Visitation will be held on Sunday October 6 from 2-5 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence. The family wishes those attending to dress in their favorite Hawkeye or Cubs attire. Burial will be in the Lowden Cemetery.

Roger was born on February 25, 1950 in Cedar Rapids to William and Arlene (Kruckenberg) Deerberg. He married Diane LaMaack, later divorcing and married Ellen Gaines on June 15, 1994 in Phoenix, AZ.

Roger graduated from Lowden High School and joined the United States Army from 1970-72, serving in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Railroad Chicago Northwestern/Union Pacific after working for 36 years. He was a lifetime member of the Amvets Post 0016 and 47 year member of the American Legion Post 366, both of Lowden. Roger enjoyed playing Sheepshead, dancing, watching the Hawkeyes and Cubs, and his grandchildren. He was also one of the original members of the HAF Club.

He is survived by his mother, Arlene (Orville) Wulf of Lowden; sons, Rodney (Jill) of Bennett and Doug of Wheatland; daughter, Kristi (Tony) Regennitter of Lowden; sister, Ronda (Larry) Gottschalk of Lowden; grandkids, Bryce & Brody Deerberg and JamesRay & JoEllen Deerberg; nephew, Lukas (Teresa) Gottschalk; niece, Trisha Gottschalk; and great nephew, Maxtan.

Roger was preceded in death by his father and wife, Ellen.

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2:00 PM 10/6/2019 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/6/2019 5:00:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home - Clarence

311 5th Avenue
Clarence, IA 52216

Chapman Funeral Home - Clarence
311 5th Avenue Clarence 52216 IA
United States





10:30 AM 10/7/2019 10:30:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

801 Washington Ave
Lowden, IA 52255

Trinity Lutheran Church
801 Washington Ave Lowden 52255 IA
United States

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Lowden Cemetery Final Resting Place

Lowden, IA

Lowden IA
United States

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