Roger J. Omvig

Roger J. Omvig


Roger J. Omvig, 54, of Kanawha passed away Friday, February 17, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City.

Roger John Omvig, was born on March 11, 1951, to John and Phyllis (Norby) Omvig.  He was educated in the Kanawha school system, graduating from Kanawha High School in 1969.

On November 8, 1969, Roger married Diance Walk at the Kanawha Lutheran Church.  This union was blessed with two children, Daphne and Michael.  Roger and his family made their home on an acreage near Kanawha until recently moving into town.

Roger worked for Winnebago Industries for 6 years, farmed in the Kanawha area for 10 years, was employed at the Kanawha Elevator for 15 years and has currently been building compressors at Stellar Industries for the last 5 years.

Roger was an avid pool shooter and enjoyed hunting deer and pheasants.  He and Diane would attend races at the Hancock County Speedway whenever possible.  Roger liked to do any type of carpentry work and was always a perfectionist.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, telling jokes and working on brainteasers.

He was a member of Kanawha Lutheran Church.

Roger is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Daphne Pogge and her husband Jay of Corwith; son, Michael and his wife, Bobbi of Eagle Grove; six grandchildren; Ashley, Lindsey and Zachary Pogge and Devon, Colin and Chelsie Omvig; three sisters: Mary Jo Bell and her husband Marvin of Kanawha and Sharon Grimm and her husband Robert of Kanawha; brother, Dean Omvig and his wife Mary Ann of Valencia, California; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Nicholas Jay Pogge.


Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Kanawha Lutheran Church
124 West Fourth Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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