The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

June 23, 2014

Roger Willhoit

OTTUMWA — Roger W. Willhoit, 55, of rural Ottumwa, died at 11:04 a.m. June 20, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

He was born June 18, 1959 in Ottumwa to Richard W. and Mildred Wells Willhoit.

A graduate of Cardinal High School, he farmed his family farm all of his life, raising cattle and crops. He enjoyed going on hunting trips and held various collections.

Surviving is his mother, Mildred Willhoit of Ottumwa; a brother, Dennis Willhoit of St. Louis, MO; a niece, Ellen Willhoit and a nephew, Charles Willhoit.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Willhoit.

Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jena Manchester officiating. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wapello County Chapter of Pheasants Forever in support of habitat enhancement PO Box 804 Ottumwa, IA 52501.

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