Roger Roy Ihns, 72, of DeWitt, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at WellSpire Westwing Place in DeWitt.
Roger was born May 19, 1947, in Davenport, Iowa, to Roy and Anna (Selzer) Ihns. After graduating from Calamus High School in 1965 he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart. He married Sharon Carr-McDevitt on March 7, 1970 in Rock Island, Illinois. The couple resided in Grand Mound where they farmed for many years. He also worked for Ralston Purina for 12 years.
Roger was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rural Calamus. He loved being a farmer, traveling the countryside, visiting convenience stores to find out the latest gossip, scratching lottery tickets, and teasing everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Mike (Kim Scott) McDevitt of DeWitt, John Ihns of Grand Mound, Sherry (Bob) Brady of Grand Mound, and Angie Ihns of Grand Mound; grandchildren, Kara (Zach Mallinger) Brady, Kayanna Brady, and Courtney (Ian Brown) Brady; great-grandchildren, Serenady, Audrea, and Lucas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother.
Visitation will be from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt. A Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday January 27, 2020, in the funeral home. Burial and Military Rites will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Delmar, Iowa.
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