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POPE, Roger C. 1935 - 2017

POPE, WEPKING, ASCHER, FINGALSEN, KNOWLES, THEILEN, PETHICK, HAUSER

Posted By: Pat Ludeke (email)
Date: 12/5/2017 at 13:24:39

Roger C. Pope, 81, of Mason City, IA, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Hospice of North Iowa.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Fullerton Funeral Home on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with a one hour prior visitation on Monday, March 20, 2017, at St. James Lutheran Church, 1148 Fourth St. S.E., Mason City, with the Rev. Jeni Bohls officiating.

Burial will follow at Lincoln Township Cemetery.

Roger was born on April 14, 1935, in Rockwell, IA, to Frank and Myrna (Wepking) Pope. He graduated from Hanlontown High School.

Roger met the love of his life, Myrna Ascher, at a Rural Young People’s dance. The couple was united in marriage on Nov. 21, 1959, at the United Church of Christ in rural Nashua, IA. To their union, three children were born. Roger farmed north of Mason City for 45 years. He enjoyed farming and taking the grandchildren on tractor rides.

Roger’s pride and joy was a 1957 International Harvester Golden Jubilee pickup. He was very fond of vintage automobiles and spent a lot of time restoring them for fun and to be driven in parades. He was a member of Plymouth Owner’s Club, Antique Automobile Club of America and a Charter Member of North Iowa Vintage Auto Club. He liked to involve his grandchildren, which were also his pride and joy, in his hobby. Roger also fixed up a mini bike and go-cart for the grandchildren to ride. He was an avid collector of many things including antique cars, gas pumps, barbed wire, and toy airplanes.

Roger will be remembered for his uplifting spirit and the way he enjoyed carrying on conversation with family, friends, and strangers.

Those left to cherish his memory include his Wife, Myrna Pope of Mason City; Son, James (Mona) Pope of Mason City; Daughter, Cathy Pope of Rock Falls; Daughter-In-Law, Crystal Pope of Mason City; Grandchildren: Keely Fingalsen, Christopher Pope, Marissa Pope, Aaron Pope and Tricia Pope; Sisters, Audrey Knowles and Frances Theilen; Brother, Richard (Carolyn) Pope; Sisters-In-Law, Donna Pope and Helen Ascher; Brothers-In-law, Ronald Pethick and Eldon Hauser; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Son, Jonathan Pope; Parents; Parents-In-Law, John and Martha Ascher; Son-In-Law, Craig Fingalsen; Sister, Mary Lorraine Pethick; Brother, Lloyd Pope; Sister-In-Law, Evelyn Hauser; Brothers-In-Law, Harley Ascher, Delivan Knowles and Ron Theilen.


 

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