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“Bye Roger.. thanks for always being nice to me. One of Ogden's Best. Greatest neighbor I've ever had. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tim Jones - Willis, TX

“My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Roger's family. He will be missed! ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Ahrens - Ogden, IA

“Roger was a friendly and nice man good farmer , he will be missed , so sorry for your loss . ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Haberer

“Sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I'm at my daughtr's so won'the be able to attend funeral but I want you to know my heart goes out to you. It was so...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Sharil Gonder - Paton, IA

“As a child, Rog and Jo were great influense in my life. They were with my parents much of the time and I know they all had fun together. I loved...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jennifer Curry-Gaskill - IA

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Sharil Gonder - Paton, IA

“Roger was a very good man. He welcomed be into his home and was a friend even if only there a half dozen times. My thoughts go out to all the family...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: donnie tryon - spirit lake, IA

“Roger always had a smile and something good to say. Prayers to family and friends who will truly miss him. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Roger E Erickson - Boone, IA

“What a GREAT neighbor! Would always wave ,stop ,talk and tell stories. One of the last conversations we had ,he told us all'' to be careful around...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Shelley ,Steve ,Reagan Ryker Kruse - IA

“sad so sad will b missed ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: j w jones - boone, IA - friend

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Roger's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

“Jo, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Charlie and Carrie Luther ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Charlie & Carrie Luther - Gilman, IA

“I remember Roger at Ahrens station. I always thought of him as one of my guardian angels, after Bill died. He was definitely one of the good guys>> ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Petrone - Ogden, IA

“My sympathy to the family. May his memories live on in your hearts ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Shirley Erickson - Boone, IA

“So sorry to hear of this sadness My thoughts & prayers are with your family in this time of passing. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Teresa Earll Erickson - Moingona, IA

“So sorry for your loss. He was a special person and always had a smile. Sending thoughts and prayers ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Steve and Vicki Harper - IA


Roger A. Zunkel, 77, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the Boone County Hospital.

Roger's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2015, at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. Rev. Gary Hoyt will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, from 11:00 a.m., until the time services at the Church. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneral.com

Roger Alden Zunkel was born on February 22, 1938, in Ogden, Iowa, the son of Orville and Marian (Whitney) Zunkel. He was a graduate of the Ogden High School.

On January 23, 1971, Roger was united in marriage to Jo Van Pelt at the Methodist Church in Ogden. The couple lived and farmed northeast of Ogden for many years, retiring in 2004.

Roger belonged to the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, enjoyed fishing and visiting with friends over coffee at the McGraw Sr. Center.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Zunkel of Ogden, Iowa; two sons, Steve (Denise) Van Pelt of Ogden, Iowa, David (Kris) Van Pelt of Ogden, Iowa; one daughter, Lynn (Nick) Bellizzi of Omaha, Nebraska; 7 grandchildren, Amy, Nicole, Jamie, and Aaron Van Pelt, Mandy (Matt) Weinert, Dan, and Joey Bellizzi; 3 great-grandchildren, Ayden Downing, Brinley Weinert, and Emilia Weinert; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Arlen Zunkel in 2014.

Memorials may be left to the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden.