In Memory of Roger Ryan Feddersen

Roger Ryan Feddersen
Roger Ryan Feddersen
Born: August 6, 1955
Died: April 6, 2018
Age: 62
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Roger Ryan Feddersen
August 6, 1955 - April 6, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Roger Ryan Feddersen, age 62, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, at his home, of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Arthur Evangelical Free Church of Arthur, Iowa. Pastor Tyler Parson will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home, of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

    Roger Ryan Feddersen was born August 6, 1955, the second child of five to Robert James Feddersen and Pauline Joyce (Teghtmeyer) Feddersen. He was baptized in the Lutheran church and spent most of his first seventeen years helping on the farm, two miles north of Ida Grove. He worked one year of construction, then spent the next three years farming with his dad and brother.

    In 1976 he met the love of his life, Nancy Irwin. He went to work for Gomaco as a service man for two years. He and Nancy moved to Oregon, where they were married in Junction City, Oregon, on August 25, 1979. A daughter, Alison, was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1980.

    In 1982 he spent the summer working in Alaska. In 1983-84 he worked in Saudi Arabia, selling equipment for Gomaco. Roger, Nancy, and Alison moved to England in 1985, where Roger ran a construction company. A son, Garrett, was born there in 1986. They then moved back to Holstein, IA, where he farmed with Nancy's father for a few years.

    After farming, Roger worked in the construction field again, traveling to Saudi Arabia, then later to Qatar. He loved working overseas, first with Nels Christenson in Saudi Arabia, then in later years in Qatar, with John Dayvault. He also made several trips to Loveland, Colorado, to work for good friends, Gunter and Gloria Preuss. He really enjoyed time spent there, as it was a working vacation in the mountains.

    In between traveling overseas, Roger ran his own construction company around the Ida Grove area. The last four years, when he could no longer work overseas, he spent as much time as his health would allow helping good friends, Val and Joan Wiese, with planting, harvesting, and driving the silage truck. He has a close relationship with their children and grandchildren, as well.

    Roger's ultimate passion was hunting—with his kids, his wife, and good friends.  Hunting everything from pheasants and ducks to turkey and deer over the years, for him it always about fellowship and enjoying the great outdoors.  As he was fond of saying, a bad day of hunting is always better than a good day working.  He was able to go on one last hunting trip to Canada in the fall with his son where he harvested both a bear and a wolf.  Few things made Roger light up like telling hunting stories or talking guns with old friends - and ones he just met!

    He took great pride in remodeling the house, one room at a time, with the kitchen being the final room completed. He was proud of his children and their accomplishments. Alison is a nurse practitioner in Waterloo, Iowa where she lives with her husband, Fred.  Garrett is a physician in Storm Lake with his wife, Kelsey, and their son, Briar.  Getting to meet his grandson brought much joy to his life and he loved spending as much time with him as he could.  Few things were as fun as playing with Grandpa's suspenders or his tape measure. 

    Roger was proceeded in death by his parents Robert and Pauline Feddersen; as well as many aunts and uncles.

    Left to cherish his memory are his wife Nancy of Ida Grove, IA; daughter Alison (Fred) Good of Evansdale, IA; son Garrett (Kelsey) Feddersen and their 2 year old son Briar of Storm Lake, IA; siblings Ross (Gloria) Feddersen of Ida Grove, IA, Reed Feddersen of Carroll, IA, Teresa (Bob Peaveler) Feddersen of Ida Grove, IA, and Renea (Ron) Schoenfelder, of Dimock, SD; Aunts Lorraine Johnson of Ida Grove, IA and Elaine (Pete) Bubke of Ida Grove, IA; along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Roger will be missed by all.

   In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Rogers name is being set up.  Memorials can be made out to the family and they plan on donating the funds to a couple local high school trap shooting teams.



10:30 a.m., Tuesday
April 10, 2018
Arthur Evangelical Free Church
Arthur, Iowa


Pastor Tyler Parson


Justin Sadler
Austin Sadler
Gable Van Cleave
Dane Van Cleave
Travis Wiese
Truman Clark

Honorary Pallbearer
Briar James Feddersen


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 09, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Amazing Grace"
"What Child Is This"


Mt. Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“Dearest Nancy and family, We were saddened to hear the news of Roger’s passing. Please know we have you all in our prayers! He has fought a hard battle and now has won his victory of everlasting life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Our Hugs and Prayers to each of you.”
- Jerry and Anne Andresen
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“Dearest Nancy and Family, We were saddened by the news of Roger’s passing. We are never ready to let our loved ones go but Roger lived a good, busy, adventurous and interesting life making many great memories and put up a great fight! And now has won his battle with the help from our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! May his memories live on!
♥️Hugs and prayers with Love
from 💕Jerry and Anne Andresen✝️”
- Jerry and Anne Andresen
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:27 AM
“Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you had an amazing life together. ”
- Gloria Sykes
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 3:58 PM
“Nancy, so sorry you and your families loss. ”
- Dan and Mindy
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:23 PM
“So sorry to hear about Roger. My “closest” classmate since we were next to each other alphabetically, we sat next to each other, stood in line together, had our lockers next to each other. Roger was one if the good guys then and looks like he stayed that way! My sympathy to all of the Feddersons. ”
- Janet Elias Gillhouse
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
“To Roger's Family - We are so very, very sorry for your loss. We met Roger in Doha Qatar and remained in touch as he traveled back and forth to pave the new runway in Qatar. He was a such a great guy and know that he and his family had used our Lite-Form product in his building there in Ida Grove. I am so sad about your loss and Pray for Him and eternal rest. May the Lord Be With you and Watch Over You during this very trying time. WE WILL MISS ROGER DEARLY

GOD BLESS YOU Pat & Sandy Boeshart and the entire Lite-Form organization.”
- Patrick Boeshart
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:09 AM
“Nancy, Allison, and Garrett...we're thinking of you all today as you lay Roger to rest. He was a family-first type of man, and forged his own way in life. He fought a tough battle, and the victory is found with the Lord and an eternity without pain or want. Peace be with you today, and know that we send our love and wishes for good weather and good hunting. With all of our love...Bret, Jen, Colton, and Bricelyn Irwin”
- Bret Irwin
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:04 PM
“Jon and I have been keeping you close in heart and prayers Nancy. We know the journey has been a hard one, but I know you've had many blessings along the way too. A huge blessing... your little Briar. You've been a blessing to me... showing your courage has given me strength many times over the years. Sending you a big hug and praying for God's peace for you and your family in the days ahead.”
- Jon & Carolyn Parmenter
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:31 AM
“So sorry to hear. Thoughts and Prayers be with you.
- Betty Hedberg
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:31 AM
“Roger was a bright spot in our day when he would come in to the shop! Good visits with both of you and the kids! God bless you with His comfort and peace until the banquet when we will all be reunited! In His Hands forever,”
- Don and Peggy Wunschel
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:31 AM
“Roger will be remembered by his expatriate family from China, India, Asia and the Middle East for his honesty, integrity and his willingness to teach and help others.
He will always be reminisced as nothing short of legendary.
May he rest in peace with those special soles who have preceded him and those yet to follow.
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 4:36 PM
“Ross, Gloria:
Sorry to hear of Roger's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
God's Blessings.”
- Jerry Boger
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 4:35 PM
“Nancy and Family, My heart is aching for you at this time. I have said many prayers for all of you as you faced your challenges. May God bless and keep you in His loving care. Warm hugs from Belva”
- Belva Henrickson
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 12:31 PM
“Thinking of all the family.. Prayers and support are given. May God keep you strong.”
- Wesley & BobbieJo Putney
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9:44 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. ”
- April Robinson and Family
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM
“Sorry for your loss. I was a neighbor to Don and Ina and always enjoyed Roger. May you all have peace in knowing he is resting in heaven. ”
- Jim Brown
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM
“Sincerest condolences I worked with Roger at GOMACO he was well liked RIP”
- David Richards
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 5:40 PM
“My deepest sympathy! I had the opportunity to work with Roger and there was never a dull moment. He will be deeply missed! Roger may you R.I.P. God Bless You!!!!
- David Redenius
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