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Roger Iverson

Roger S. Iverson, age 76, of Willmar, passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the First Covenant Church in Willmar.  Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the First Covenant Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  www.petersonbrothers.com

Roger Sheldon Iverson was born on January 29, 1942 in Bertha, MN to Sheldon and Hazel (Horner) Iverson. The hospital in Bertha was a four-room hospital in 1942. He grew up in Elmo Township, Minnesota and attended Parkers Prairie High School, graduating with the class of 1960. Roger enlisted into the United States Navy in 1961 at the Great Lakes Naval base near Chicago, IL. After his discharge from the Navy, Roger returned to Minnesota. He met the love of his life, Valeryn Sue Iverson, in 1963 while horseback riding in Cosmos, MN. The couple was united in marriage on February 8, 1964 at the Little Brown Church in Nashwa, IA. The couple made their home in Willmar and have lived in the same home since 1964. Roger was an entrepreneur at heart. He owned and managed several businesses throughout his life. He first started his working career in Alexandria at Jack and Jill Foods. While in Willmar, he worked for the following businesses: National T grocery in the produce department, Red Owl grocery, Danielson Foods in Atwater, and Ruscoe Windows in Willmar. His true passion was baking. He was the head baker for the Cosmos Bakery, Parkers Prairie Bakery, Red Owl grocery, More-4 Foods and Juba’s Super Value. In later years he owned and operated Yummy Foods and Iverson Enterprises. He was a member of the Willmar Lions Club, Willmar Pigeon Club, and the Covenant Church where he served on the church council. Roger enjoyed keeping informed on his community visiting and making new friends at the local coffee shops. He treasured his time spent with friends, family, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Valeryn “Sue” Iverson of Willmar; four children, Troy (Devedah) Iverson of Atwater, Todd (Marci) Iverson of Willmar, Tanya (Brian) Hinrichs of Willmar, Trent (Jill) Iverson of Little Falls; eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren;  one brother, Willard (Irene) Iverson of Alexandria and two sisters, Sylvia Olson of Alexandria and Gloria Iverson of Alexandria, besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sheldon and Hazel; mother and father-in-law, Ilert and Jenny Anderson; brothers-in-law, Clayton Olson, Gary Anderson and Michael Brygger.

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Just seeing this now, can't believe I didn't know.Roger will be missed, a hard worker, proud of his family and enjoyed visiting with his friends.Sympathies to his friends and family.

Denise Enger Sep 7 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Iverson Family. Your in our thoughts and prayers. the Bacons David and Stefanie

stefanie Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Iverson family.My deceased wife ( Margaret Alberts..class of 63 Cosmos) mentioned Valeryn and Roger often and also mentioned the Little Brown Chapel in Iowa.

Douglas MacArthur............Cherokee Village Arkansas Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM

Sue and Family, We will keep you in our prayers...Roger was such an enjoyable person, with a big heart. He will be missed! With Sympathy, Jim & Jana Gordon

Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

We send our heartfelt sympathy to all the Iverson Families .Roger was like an UNCLE as we Hemquist kids would visit and tease him.Sheldon and Hazel were such fun people who passed the friendly and wonderful demeanor unto their son.MAY THE MEMORY OF YOUR LOVED ONE HELP YOU IN YOUR DAYS AHEAD.Hank and Sheri Hemquist

Hank Hemquist Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Iverson

The Borgen Family - Roseau, MN Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Sue and family. I worked for Roger and he was such a delight to work with. Always upbeat and smiling. He will be missed

Keith & Lou Holden Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

Roger was a great guy and he will be missed. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Schneider & Madsen, 706 S. 1st. St., Willmar, Minnesota 56201

Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

Always in our hearts and prayers. The Bass Family, Ted, Sheila and Logan

Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

There was only one "Uncle Rog"! We will miss you dearly!Love You! Tim

Tim Iverson Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

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