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Posted June 14, 2013 in Boone, Obituaries

December 7, 1951 – June 13, 2013

Roger Herrick

Roger Herrick

Roger David Herrick, age 61, of Boone, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Following cremation, a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, at the Central Christian Church, 803 Greene Street in Boone, with Rev. Gary Sneller officiating. A private burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 17, at the Central Christian Church, 803 Greene Street in Boone from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present at this time to greet friends. Visitation will continue at the church Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. to the time of service.

Roger was born on December 7, 1951 in Ames, Iowa, the son of Victor and Hazel (Kelly) Herrick. Roger grew up one mile north of United Community School where he attended school and graduated. Roger has lived in the Boone area all his life.

Roger served in the Iowa National Guard from 1971 – 1977.

On September 8, 1972, Roger and Diane Marie Moyer were married in Perry, Iowa.

Roger worked at Sauer-Danfoss in Ames for over 40 years as a Senior Engineering Technician, and was responsible for conducting tests and analysis on hydrostatic pumps, motors and components.

He enjoyed restoring classic cars and flying his remote control airplanes. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing with his sons, and spending time on his pontoon boat. Roger loved spending time with his grandsons, sharing mustache kisses with them.

Roger is preceded in death by his father; his brother, Gene and his mother-in-law, Teresa Moyer.

Roger is survived by his wife, Diane Herrick of Boone, Iowa; his mother, Hazel Herrick of Jefferson, Iowa; his daughter, Amie Abbott (Chris) of Glenwood, Iowa; his son, Lucas Herrick (Marie) of St. Charles, Iowa; his son, Nick Herrick of Boone; his two grandchildren, Gaven and Brecken Abbott of Glenwood, Iowa; his sister, Karen Vetter (Carl) of Alleman, Iowa; his sister, Julie Safly (Jack) of Ankeny, Iowa; his father-in-law, Dan Moyer of Perry, Iowa; his brother-in-law, Mike Moyer (Cindee) of Ankeny, Iowa; his brother-in-law, Tim Moyer (Teresa) of Essex, Iowa; his sister-in-law, Barb McMenamin (Jeff) of Madrid, Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family, in memory of Roger.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is in charge of arrangements.

Information provided by:
Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home
503 Story Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

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