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Roger Joseph Downing

July 22, 1962 October 16, 2018
Roger Joseph Downing
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Obituary for Roger Joseph Downing

Roger Joseph Downing age 56 of rural Lake Mills, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at his home.

A memorial visitation for Roger will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street in Lake Mills.

Military Honors will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Friday at Mittelstadt’ s by the Louis/Tveite Post #317 from Emmons, Minnesota.

A celebration of his life and inurnment will be held at a later date.

Roger Joseph Downing was born on July 22, 1962 in Charles City, Iowa to parents James and Carol (Nehls) Downing. He graduated from high school in Charles City and went on to attend technical school. After his schooling, Roger enlisted in the US Navy and was honorably discharged.

On September 9, 1989 Roger was married to Laurie Grunhovd at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City.

Roger had worked as a mechanic most of his life, having been employed by Norsemen Trucking, Rognes Brothers Excavating, and most recently for the Worth County Secondary Road Department.

He never met a stranger, remembered everyone’s name, and was never shy about carrying on a conversation. Roger enjoyed his motorcycle, hunting for deer and pheasants, and spending a weekend watching football on TV.

He is survived by his wife Laurie Downing of Lake Mills; three sisters Janet (Delbert) Pratt of Nashua, Cathy (Bob) Nordman of Texas, and Pauline (Bill) Bravener of Frederika, IA; four brothers Michael (Joyce) Downing, Bill (Mary) Downing and Steve (Deb) Downing all of Charles City, and Gary (Pam) Downing of Nashua; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his dogs Duke and Daisy.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents James and Carol Downing.


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5:00 PM 10/19/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/19/2018 7:00:00 PM
Mittelstadt Funeral Home

902 East Main Street
Lake MIlls, Iowa 50450

Mittelstadt Funeral Home
902 East Main Street Lake MIlls 50450 Iowa
United States
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