August 6, 1933 – May 24, 2013
Roger J. Wisecup, age 79, of 113 S. Greene Street, died May 24, 2013, at the Boone County Hospital.
A Graveside Service will be Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mineral Ridge Cemetery in Ridgeport. Military Honors will be conducted by the Boone Veterans Council.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, from 2 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation continues Thursday from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
Roger was born on a farm, south of Boone, on August 6, 1933, the son of Leo and Velma (Nickell) Wisecup.
He graduated from Boone High School in 1951 and in July of 1951, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served during the Korean War.
He served aboard the USS Currier as a machinist mate.
On May 26, 1957, Roger married Mary Lee Herron in Boone.
He began working for Iowa Electric Light & Power in Boone and became supervisor of the power plant.
In 1986, the Boone plant was closed and he transferred to Cedar Rapids to the 6th Street Station as operation and maintenance supervisor until his retirement in 1989 after 35 years of service.
Roger was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #817 and a member of the former Boone Elks.
He enjoyed vegetable gardening, handy work, watching NASCAR and Jeff Gordon, attending his yearly ship reunions, and was an avid Yankee and Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife Mary of Boone; two sons, Roger Wisecup and wife Shelly of Ankeny and their children Erin and Mason; and Jay Wisecup and wife Sandy of Sergeant Bluff and their children Emily, Thomas, and Abby; a daughter Teri Wisecup of Boone; two brothers, Leo Wisecup Jr. and wife Sharon and Gary Wisecup and wife Karen, all of Boone; three sisters Jeanne Patten and husband Dave of North Liberty, EmmaBelle Johnson and husband Lester of Jewell, and JoAnn Ray and husband Darwin of Boone; and nieces and nephews.
In memory of Roger, memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall is in charge of the arrangements.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com