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Roger Oostra

Roger Oostra, 53, of Rock Valley, Iowa died Monday, July 6, 2015 at his residence. Memorial service will be held Friday, July 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home at Rock Valley with Rev. Tom Smith officiating. Visitation, with family present, will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Porter Funeral Home from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Roger Wayne Oostra, son of Andrew and Wilmina (De Vos) Oostra, was born October 31, 1961 at Sioux Center, Iowa. He graduated from Rock Valley High School and then attended a vocational school in Florida. Roger lived the first part of his life in Northwest Iowa where he worked at IBP Packing Plant in Luverne, Minnesota before moving to central Minnesota where he worked at Long Prairie Packing Plant where he was a floor supervisor. He moved back to Rock Valley in 2013. Roger loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed football, which he played in high school and later coached his sons, and also liked watching other various sports. Roger always had an interest in photography and talking with others.

Roger is survived by his sons, Kyle (Julie) Oostra of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Kurt Oostra and Byron Oostra, both of Long Prairie, Minnesota; parents, Andrew and Wilmina Oostra of Rock Valley, Iowa; siblings, Danny (Kathy) Oostra of Byron Center, Michigan; Tammy (Jeffery) De Vos of Slayton, Minnesota; Sharon (Scott) Galena of Westland, Michigan; and David (Sheri) Oostra, Packwood, Iowa; and nephews and nieces, Danielle, Nickolas, KC, Nicole, Holly, Kyler, Joseph, Shae, Faith and Haylea.

Preceding Roger in death are his grandparents, John and Kate Oostra, Clarence and Johanna De Vos and nephew, Myles De Vos.


Born: October 31, 1961
Death: July 6, 2015

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Posted by: Wanda Halverson
So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I worked with Rog at IBP in Luverne. Lots of memories! Rest In Peace Rog!!!
My deep sympathy to the entire family.


Posted by: Larry and Kristy Haviland
So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. We have lots of good memories of Roger and family while working at IBP and raising our kids together. We always had a Superbowl Sunday party and the guys played broom hocky on the icey pond! Roger's glasses got broke one year cuz it got a little rough. LOL The family is in our thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Verna Zak
Holding up your family in prayer for comfort and peace during this time of grief. Remembering Roger for his teasing, laughter, and kindness. He will be missed, but we will see him again in heaven.


Posted by: Norma peanut Reyes
You will be missed Roger, I enjoyed your company &laughter. Many prayers to famiy


Posted by: Ken and Elaine Oostra
We are so sorry to hear of this loss...Uncle Andy and Aunt Wilmina and the rest of your family...Praying our Lord may give you strength at this time.

Love much Ken and Elaine


Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM