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Ronald James Roggatz

March 24, 1953 ~ February 21, 2019 (age 65)

Ronald J. Roggatz, age 65, of Correctionville, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Grace Lutheran Church of Correctionville with Pastor John Riebhoff officiating.  Burial will be at the Good Hope Cemetery of Correctionville.  A visitation will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville.  

Ronald J. Roggatz was born March 24, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa to Carl and Ellen (Jeffrey) Roggatz.  He lived his entire lifetime in the Correctionville area and graduated from Eastwood High School.

    Ron was united in marriage to Linda Downey on June 22, 1974 at the Methodist Church in Anthon, IA.  To this union two children were born, Corey and Crystal.  

    He farmed the family farm, drove gravel truck, went to work for Aalfs manufacturing, and drove tank truck for Correctionville elevator.  In the fall of 1984 he started driving truck for Johnson Propane, then moved into the Correctionville office for Johnson Propane before retiring in 2016.

    Ron enjoyed tractor pulling, driving his 1951 Farmall “M” and taking his 1972 Heavy Chevy Chevelle to car shows.  He served as president for the Chamber of Commerce and Grace Lutheran Church board.  He was the Citizen of the Year for Correctionville in 2016.  Ron enjoyed attending the Clay County Fair and went every year of his life but one.  He loved spending time with his family and friends and going to the casino.

    Ron is survived by his son, Corey Roggatz of Correctionville, IA; daughter, Crystal (Kurt) Lawler of Jefferson, SD; granddaughter, Grace Lawler of Jefferson, SD; parents-in-law, LaWayne and Reba Downey of Anthon, IA; brothers, Alvin (Sandy) Roggatz of Correctionville, IA and Don (Mary Jo) Roggatz of Correctionville, IA; sister-in-law, Lois Roggatz of Correctionville, IA; brother-in-law, Roger Downey of Logan, IA; sister-in-law, Kathy Downey of Lawton, IA; and several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda; brother, Wayne Roggatz and brother-in-law, Raleigh Downey.


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