In Memory of William E. "Bill" Ogren

William E. "Bill" Ogren
William E. "Bill" Ogren
Born: April 6, 1942
Died: May 20, 2021
Age: 79
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William E. "Bill" Ogren
April 6, 1942 - May 20, 2021
From: Odebolt, IA

William “Bill” Ogren, age 79, of Odebolt, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, at the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Rev. Ken Miller will officiate. A Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Friday, June 11, 2021, at the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Military Rites will be conducted by the Roose Post No. 313 of the American Legion of Odebolt, Iowa. Committal Services will be held at a later date in the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

     William E. “Bill” Ogren, the son of Wayne and Roberta (Williams) Ogren, was born on April 6, 1942, in Carroll, Iowa. He grew up on a farm located east of Odebolt, Iowa, and received his education at Odebolt-Arthur Community School graduating with the class of 1960.

     After graduation, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force and after serving a short time was honorably discharged. After being discharged, Bill worked in a number of grocery stores before purchasing his first store in 1971 in Wall Lake, Iowa, Ogren Super Valu.

     On March 5, 1976, Bill married Judy Kay Tebben in Watertown, South Dakota. Over the course of time Bill owned and operated many Super Valu Stores throughout Iowa and a Food 4 Less in Wyoming before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1986.  While in Las Vegas, Bill and Judy flipped homes and later he entered the trucking industry, hauling across 48 states stopping to visit friends and family along the way. After retiring from the trucking industry, Bill and Judy relocated to Odebolt, Iowa, in 2012, to be closer to family. To keep busy during his retirement, Bill painted antique tractors for Jim Meyer.

     Bill was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. He enjoyed watching the NFL and rooting on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bill also liked NASCAR, dancing, and treasured spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

     He leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Judy Ogren of Odebolt, Iowa; children Carmen (Cecil) Moore of Advance, NC, Dan (Susan) Langbein of Carroll, IA and Susan Ogren of Charter Oak, IA; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers Danny (Jerri) Ogren of Council Bluffs, IA and David (Maria) Ogren of Wisconsin; sisters Janice (Glenn) Determann of Wall Lake, IA and Linda (Mick) Scarmon of Elk Point, SD; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

     Bill was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Roberta Ogren; first wife Joan (Campbell) Ogren and infant son David Ogren. 



1:30 p.m., Friday
June 11, 2021
United Methodist Church
Odebolt, Iowa


Rev. Ken Miller


Honorary Pallbearers
Taylor Grigsby
Chase Moore
Adam Bolster
Andrew Bolster
Katie Montgomery
Easton Ogren 
Evelyn Bolster
Leo Bolster
Emmitt Bolster
Callie Bolster
Hadley Grigsby
Oliver Grigsby


One-Hour Prior

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, June 11, 2021
United Methodist Church
Odebolt, Iowa


"Amazing Grace"
"Just As I Am"
"America the Beautiful"


At A Later Date
Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:33 PM
“Judy and Family, so sorry for your loss. May God look over you and your family and shield and protect you. Love Judy K”
- Judy Kersey
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:33 PM
“So sorry for your loss ..Take Care & God Bless ”
- Darlene Becker
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:33 PM
“Judy, just wanted to say that I am sending my deepest sympathy for you and your family. Uncle Bill was a very special guy to me. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.”
- Lori Beckman Fernandes
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:33 PM
“Judy and family-vern and I are so sorry to hear about Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Vern and Mary Bruening
Monday, May 24, 2021 at 2:59 PM
“My prayers are with you. May God give you peace in your sadness as He has welcomed Bill into his eternal home.
- Lue Baker
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