Roger E. Brodersen
March 25, 1943 - October 13, 2021
Roger Eldon Brodersen was born on March 25, 1943 to Eldon and Muriel (Pollock) Brodersen. He received his early education at East Boyer #8 and graduated from Denison Community Schools in 1961. He was active in 4-H and FFA. He earned an Iowa State FFA Degree in 1959. After graduation, Roger started farming with his dad in East Boyer township (even though he always said he started farming at age 12), growing corn, soy beans, popcorn and hay.
In 1961, Roger and Eldon formed Brodersen trucking. They hauled livestock and grain to area elevators and markets in Omaha and Sioux City. There were a couple of jobs Roger was happy to do on a very limited basis: transporting teenage detasselers and dealing with sheep.
On September 10, 1976, Roger was united in marriage to Rose Mary at the United Presbyterian Church in Denison. He became step-father to Rose's four children, who lived on a farm east of Denison, where he continued to farm and raised beef cattle and hogs for many years.
Roger was a proud man and loved farm life. He and Rose spent time dancing, playing cards and made several trips to Las Vegas and other local casinos with friends. He enjoyed his coffee time with the guys at Ampride, spending time with his family and friends and camping at Yellow Smoke.
He passed away on October 13, 2021, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of 78 years, six months and 18 days.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Mary Brodersen who passed away on September 7, 2021; step-son, Jeffrey Meyer; nephew, Aaron Brodersen; sister-in-law: Linda Brodersen. He is survived by his three step-children: Simone Dubois (Carolina Solis) of Concord, California, Carla Meyer (Brenda Martin) of Litchfield Park, Arizona, and Cindy (Mark) Mathies; grandchildren: Chelcea (Jordan) Miller of Denison and Jerad (Chloe) Gray of Denison; five great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Brodersen of Charter Oak; sisters: Jean (Vernis) Nihsen of Denison and Karen (Dale) Johnson of Wayne, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.
The visitation will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Interment will be in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens Cemetery, also in Denison. Memorials may be directed to the Crawford County Fair.