Roger Wepel, 76, of Eagle Grove, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center. Burial will follow the services at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Roger Lyle Wepel, the son of Albert and Lucille Thompson Wepel was born on November 22, 1941 in Stanhope. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1960. He married Gloria Jean Maier on June 9, 1962 at Asbury Methodist Church. Roger worked at the Kamrar Elevator, the Webster City Co-Op, farmed by Woolstock and was the owner of Wepel Trucking.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Eagle Grove; sons, Robert (Teresa) Wepel of Eagle Grove, Rodney (Lisa Shelton) Wepel of Renwick; grandchildren, Marc, Whitney and Lyndsey; and 9 great-grandchildren;
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin; his daughter-in-law, Cindy Wepel and his best four legged friend, Roscoe.
Roger enjoyed the outdoors, camping, sprint car races, motorcycles and morning coffee with the guys. He talked to everyone and never met a stranger. He was a member of the Wild Bunch in Woolstock. For over 30 years they camped at the Iowa State Fair. Roger took pride in always being on time, had a love for the open road and cherished his time with his family.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.fosterfuneralandcremation.com.
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Rod & Family, Deepest sympathies on the passing of your father.
Fellow classmate and a great friend that truly will be missed. So many great memories of camping trips and the State Fair. I have to mention one such occasion, Roger hated shorts, so when he fell asleep in his chair, we rolled his jeans up like he had shorts on. Roger could meet anyone,young,old or in between and make friends. He will certainly be missed!!!! Gary and Sharon Fisher.
We will miss his smiling face and friendly hello. Thinking of you Gloria.
Gloria....I was sorry to hear about Roger's death. Back in our younger days, he always had the time to stop and visit with me. He was a class act and fun to be around. At a time like this, a friend told me there are six words: Look IN, Look OUT and Look UP. You look within yourself for ways to handle the grief. You look out to family and friends for support and you look up to God for all of the obvious reasons. Thinking of you with prayers. joe mcdermott
So sad to hear this, he was a super, super nice guy and always had something to talk about. Will miss him dearly. Thinking of you Gloria and your family! Lori and Larry Weets
With over 20 years of memories it's hard to pick out only a few... I've considered Roger and Gloria more family than friends and I will miss him dearly. Heaven better look out .... he's an ornery one ❤😊 Miss & love you to pieces old man 😍🙁
Gloria and family so very sorry for your loss he will be deeply missed - my prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. This last Mother's Day is one I won't forget in his generousity he treated us for lunch at the Family Table - whether it be the state fair, county fair or the Draft Horse Show in Britt we always enjoyed seeing you a great friend we will miss - we did have fun Friendship and love Sadie (Jill) Sorensen and family
Though health prevents traveling to Iowa, I wish to extend my condolences and prayers to Gloria, the boys, and other family and friends. He will be missed.
So sorry for the loss of this gentleman. More like an uncle than cousin. We always had such fun when we'd come visit in the summers. Will definitely miss his witty personality!
One of the funest people the world has known
So one of my earliest memories, I was 7 or 8 I guess. I was at the Iowa Sate Fair and Roger & Gary Fisher took me out & about & they bought me a bull horn. I used the rest room & left on the back of the toilet & when I realized it was gone they took me back, but it was already gone. I cried & cried, I can't remember but I think they went & bought me a new one. There are many more wonderful memories. He was always willing to help out others & support when someone needed help or money. Holmes Christmas Auction, Wright Co Fair Wood carving & many many individuals benefit auction we did he was always there setting right next to Gloria. Very seldom did I see them apart. He will be greatly missed.
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