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“Bonnie, Dave and Michelle, So sorry to hear of the passing of Roger. I have nothing but good memories of him, most recently, running the MaidRite. He...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Schminke - Boone, IA

“Sorry to hear of your father's passing, Michelle, David and Bonnie, Prayers to your family. Sheila and Mitch Dunn ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Sheila Dunn

“We are sorry to hear of your loss of Roger. He touched many lives and will be remembered by all who knew him. May God Bless you and your family . ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Ed & Karen Elsberry - Ogden, IA

“Roger became a friend back in the summers of 1961& 1962 when I worked at the Quaker Oats Elevator at Beaver. Roger was the assistant manager then....Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Carroll Paulson - Ogden, IA

“Bonnie, I was sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I have a great many good memories of both of you. May God comfort you at time. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Dorothy Cleland Greer - Anderson, SC

“I am saddened to hear of Roger's passing. During the years Roger operated the Ogden Maid-Rite, I would usually see him there when I stopped by to...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Greg Schmidt - Long Beach, CA

“Bonnie: We were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing away. It was a shock to us as we are sure it was to you. You and your family are in our...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Thomas and Joan Roberts - Mexico, MO

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Roger. He was such a great guy and so funny. I will always remember all the good times that we had in Texas...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Mowrer - Marion, IA - Friend

“Bonnie and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time; Roger had been through so much in the last couple...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Diane Johnson - Ogden, IA

“I worked for Roger at the Maid-Rite in Ogden. That waitressing job was my first stable job. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, and I got to know a...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Laura Mitchels Myers - Boone, IA

“I can hear Roger and Dale hashing out the world problems "up there" already. They were two of a kind. I'm so sorry for the sudden loss to you and...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Jackye Ray - Boone,, IA

“Bonnie, We were very sad to hear of Roger's passing. We won't be able to make the funeral as we are out of town Roger was a great man and he will...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Mike and Becky Stecker - Boone, IA

“Our sympathies. Roger was a great 4h leader! Alot of great memories !! Take care Steve Shelley, Reagan and Ryker ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Steve Kruse - ogden, IA - friend

“Roger was a great guy and we'll all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie and family during this very difficult time. ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce and Ray Gragg - Boone, IA

“Rogers daughter, Michele, is a very dear friend and we have come to love the entire family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Peggy & Harry Purvis - Culbertson, MT

“Uncle Roger was always the highlight of our family get togethers. Always laughing, joking, and having a good time. He was the glue that kept the...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Cassie Fiedler - Churdan, IA

“Not enough space for all the fun and loving memories we have of Roger and Bonnie. We love them so. I can just hear Roger now "Ok guys! What ya...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: James & Carol Crawford - Denison, TX

“Bonnie and Family, so sorry to hear of Rogers passing, he was always cheerful and would talk no matter what. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Ken/Pat Elsberry - Beaver, IA

“Bonnie,I am so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I just spoke to him on Friday and as usual he gave me a hard time. He will be missed by all who...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Vicky Randolph - Ogden, IA

“I am saddened by the news of Roger's passing. I worked for Roger & Bonnie at the Maid Rite occasionally for a couple years. He will be missed by...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Shirley Erickson - Boone, IA

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Roger's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Roger and Shirley Ray - Edmond, OK


Roger Tolsdorf, 79, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. Pastor Evelyn Lewiston will officiate. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Roger Kenyon Tolsdorf was born on November 19, 1935, in Scranton, IA, the son of Ludwig & Hazel (Robertson) Tolsdorf. He graduated from Grand Junction High School as president of the class in 1953, after which he attended Iowa State University.

Roger was united in marriage to Bonnie Crouch on February 16, 1958 in the Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction. The couple made their home in Beaver where Roger managed the Quaker Oaks Elevator. After living in Scranton for a year, the couple moved to Ogden in 1963 to farm. He retired from farming in 2000. Roger owned and operated the Ogden Maid Rite for 20 years.

Roger was a member of the Community United Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason of the Rhodes Lodge #303, vice-president of the McGraw Senior Center, and a past member of the Ogden Jaycees. For several years he taught young people to golf. He enjoyed golfing, camping, visiting, driving around the countryside with his bride. The couple wintered in Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Tolsdorf of Ogden, IA; one son, David (Pamela) Tolsdorf of Ogden, Iowa, daughter, Michele Tolsdorf of St. Louis, MO; two grandchildren Joshua & Caitlin Tolsdorf of Ogden; three brothers Norman (Barbara) Tolsdorf of Lebanon, MO, Larry Tolsdorf of Wichita, KS & Richard (Vickie) Taggart of Des Moines, IA; sister Anne (Mark) Pfeffer of Houston, TX & many nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers John & Jerry.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.