Roger Eugene Rieks, 78, of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Dysart died Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at his home of natural causes. He was born April 6, 1937 in Hubbard, IA the son of Ewald and Marian (Cowell) Rieks. He attended Alpha High School. He married Bonnie Clapp on August 20, 1992 in Kieler, WI.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1962. Roger was a Machinist for over 30 years at John Deere Co. retiring in 1984. He also worked as a Police Officer for Black Hawk County Sherriff’s Department and also the City of Dysart. He farmed in the Dysart area over 38 years.
Survived by: his wife Bonnie of Harpers Ferry; one son, Keith (Amy) Rieks of Victor; two daughters, Karleen (Rex) Oldham of Independence, MO, Jeanette (Ryan) Riggle of Suwanee, GA; one step son, John (Tina) Clapp of Vinton; one step daughter, Ann (Chris) Gilfillan of Waterloo; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren and two brothers, Bob (Marilyn) Rieks of Iowa Falls and David (Sue) Rieks of Steamboat Rock.
Preceded in death by: his parents; one son, Russell Rieks; one grandson and two brothers, Daniel and Richard Rieks.
Memorials Service: will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with Military Rites conducted by the Waterloo AMVETS Post #19, Evansdale AMVETS Post #31 and the Iowa Army National Guard Honors Detail. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday and also one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to Sandra J. Schulze American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (411 2nd St NW, Rochester, MN 55901).
Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.