Roger E. Riley

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Funeral services for Roger E. Riley, 70, of Dickens, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

A military flag presentation will be held following the services at the church by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 of Spencer.

Mr. Riley passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012, at St. Luke Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.

Roger E. Riley, the son of Otto and Faye (DeNoyer) Riley, was born June 29, 1941, in Royal. His childhood years were spent in Royal, where he received his early education. He entered the military where he served with the National Guard Reserve. Roger was later drafted into the U. S. Army and served with the military until his Honorable Discharge in February of 1965.

Roger married Georgia Brink on Feb. 16, 1963, in Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage, they lived on a farm near Spencer where he worked at Hy-Line International for 40 years, working as a farm manager at the time of his retirement. Roger farmed and raised cattle during his entire adult life and continued farming until the day of his death. He loved spending time with his family and friends at their place at Lake Okoboji. He enjoyed many years of boating and fishing with his family and grandchildren. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Edna Mae Grover.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Georgia of Dickens; his children: Russell Riley and wife, Joleen, of Prosper, Texas, Roger A. Riley and his fiancÚ, Annette of Langdon, Kimberly Wiegand and husband, Terry, of Spencer, and Sherri Jo Murphy and husband, Mark, of Clive; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Rodney Riley and wife, Janel, of Cape Fair, Mo.; two sisters: Faye Hansen and husband, Mel of Ft. Dodge and Tammy MacRae of Bruceton, Tenn.; other relatives and many, many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.