In Memory of Roger Dean Furne

Roger Dean Furne
Roger Dean Furne
Born: April 6, 1942
Died: February 14, 2019
Age: 76
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Roger Dean Furne
April 6, 1942 - February 14, 2019
From: Battle Creek, IA

Roger Dean Furne, age 76, of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Private Family Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. A Private Family Committal Service will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. Family will gather an hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. from 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019, 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 Dean Furne, the son of Edward and Ida (Hansen) Furne, was born on April 6, 1942, in Battle Creek, IA. Roger grew up in Battle Creek and attended Battle Creek Public School.

On June 3, 1966, in Elk Point, South Dakota, Roger was united in marriage to the love of his life Judy Rae Barnes. On August 3, 1966, Roger was drafted into the United States Army. He honorably served his country during the Vietnam War and was discharged on August 2, 1968.

The couple made their forever home in Battle Creek and were blessed with three children Todd, Gina, and Shane. Roger was employed at Midwest Industries for 37 years before going part time at GNC Ready Mix and then retired in 2012.

Roger enjoyed camping, boating, playing cards, cruising his golf cart around town, and spending time with his family. He adored his wife and treasured his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His grandchildren always brought a smile to his face and a sparkle to his eye.

In the fall of 2017, Roger was diagnosed with lung cancer. It may have taken his life but he refused to let it take his soul. Being humble, Roger never complained. He pushed through with courage and dignity until it was his time to journey home.

Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 52 years, Judy Furne of Battle Creek, IA; children Todd (Shirley) Furne of Schaller, IA, Gina (Curtis) Muckey of Galva, IA, and Shane (Brenda) Furne of Chetek, WI; grandchildren Shawna (Daniel) Bloyer of Galva, IA, Taylor Muckey of Galva, IA, Jake (Mariah) Munger of Ft. Benning, GA, and Josh Munger of Barron, WI; great-grandchildren Lawson, Nathaniel, and Triston; brothers Dennis (Elaine) Furne of Atlantic, IA, Kendall Furne of Denison, IA, Wesley (Dianne) Furne of Denison, and Craig Furne of Denison, IA; sisters Leanna Jensen of Madison, WI and Carla Winans of Denison, IA; two brothers-in-law and three sister-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Ida Furne; five brothers Ed Jr., Andrew, Richard, Frederick and Willis Furne; two sisters Frances Gute and Marla Juhl; sisters-in-law Robin and Marge Furne.


Private Family
2:00 p.m., Monday
February 18, 2019
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido


Curtis Muckey
Daniel Bloyer
Joe Tokheim
Craig Furne
Corey Jensen
Rick Barnes


Recorded Selections:
"How Great Thou Art"
"What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
"I Believe In You"


Mt. Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:26 AM
“Hi Judy, I just heard about Roger and wanted to let you know that I'm sorry for your loss, sending prayers and strength to you and your family.”
- Beth Ryan
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“I am SO sorry to hear about my neighbor Roger. I will sure miss him walking around or coming around in his golf cart. He was always a joy to have conversation with. Sincere condolences to you Judy and kids. ”
- Mareta Vermeys
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“We enjoyed working with Roger at Midwest Ind. he was a great person. Thoughts and prayers to the family ”
- Keith and Marilyn Carter
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“Judy and family, my heart breaks for you. Roger was such a good man and he will be missed. Love you God Bless.
- Fern Krayenhagen
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“I'm so sorry, Roger will be missed by everyone”
- Carol Grimmius
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“Sorry to hear of Rogers passing, he was a very kind man. I will have fond memories of him. Especially when he and Judy were dating and he bought her a car ! Always kind. ”
- Jolene Streck
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“So sorry to hear this. Prayers for all the family.”
- Monica and Kyle Schmidt
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“My deepest sympathy to entire Furne family.. God Bless”
- Tom Grimes
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“So sorry to hear about Roger. We used to always see him cruising around town on his bike. He would always wave. Our warmest sympathy to his family.”
- Art and Darla Krueger
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