Orville H. Rogers of Grimes, formerly of Des Moines, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019. He was 93 years old.
Orville was born on September 16, 1926 to Minnie and Ralph Rogers in Estherville, Iowa. He was the youngest of five siblings. He graduated from Estherville High School, then proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He spent his entire career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company.
On August 10, 1947, Orville married his sweetheart, Ivadene Schuck, whom he met when they were both young employees of NW Bell Telephone Co. They deeply loved each other and their family. He was passionate about fishing and hunting, his faith in God, and being a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Orville believed in the importance of community and had a strong presence in his church, his neighborhood, as well as his family and friends. To know him was to be invited into his life. Orville took a deep, personal interest in everyone he met and made each person feel special.
If the measure of a life well-lived is being loved by a host of family and friends, Orville lived a blessed life. He is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Ivadene; their children Randy Rogers, Diane Baker and Lori (Scott) Belknap; grandchildren Chase (Katy) Rogers, Cody (Jenna) Rogers, Amy (Dwight) Porter, Rich (Ashlee) Rogers, Brandon Courtney, Megan Rogers, Amanda (Derek) Nelson, Bethany Cochran, Brett (Lindsy) Baker, Stacey (Eric) Edmundson, Leah (Michael) Carter, and Anna Belknap. Additionally, he has 18 great-grandchildren. Orville was welcomed into heaven by his parents and four siblings, his daughter-in-law Linda Rogers, and his oldest son Craig Rogers.
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