Most people know Roger as "Doc". He was the local veterinarian. He practiced veterinary medicine in Bellevue for 32 years. After he retired, he and his wife Eunice continued to live in Bellevue, where he spent time traveling, wood working, hunting, and volunteering in the community. Shortly after he retired, they delivered Winnebago motor homes to dealers across the country for two years. Roger enjoyed building furniture for his family and church. Their travels have taken them to Alaska, Hawaii, and Switzerland. Roger volunteers at the St. John Lutheran Church and the Bellevue Bread Basket.
Roger was born and raised in Jones County where he attended school in Olin, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State College. He served in the Army Veterinary Corp from 1960-1962. Roger and Eunice were married in July,1963 and moved to Bellevue where they opened the Bellevue Veterinary Clinic. Roger and Eunice have three children: Brian (Molly), Brenda, and Robert (Amy). They have seven grandchildren.