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Rodger R. Patrick

Visitation:  Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Services:  Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 A.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Rodger Ralph Patrick, 93 of Tampa, Florida formerly of Tabor, Iowa, Libertyville, Illinois and Edina, Minnesota and Glenwood, Iowa passed away September 5, 2019 in Tampa. He was born on August 12, 1926 in Castana, Iowa to Victor Hartley Patrick, Sr. and Ethel Ingard (Bergquist) Patrick.

Rodger faithfully served his country as a sergeant in the Army during WWII. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Bachler on August 17, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union four children were born: Elizabeth, Elaine, Victor and Andrew.

Rodger was a leader in the actuary profession. He was a senior partner at Hewitt Associates and chairman of its executive committee. He was respected for his client service, mentoring and innovation.

Rodger was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. After he relocated to Tampa in 2003, he became a third parent to eight of his grandchildren. He was constantly engaged in tutoring, chauffeuring, cheerleading, mentoring, teaching driving skills, loving and supporting. He enjoyed golf and playing cribbage.

Preceding Rodger in passing were his parents, wife, daughter Elaine, son-in-law Allen Thorpe and siblings, Betty Jean Lorimor, Victor H. Patrick, Jr. and Marlys Inman. Survivors include his children Elizabeth P. Thorpe of Orangeville, Utah; Victor (Elizabeth) Patrick of Tampa, Florida; Andrew Patrick (Lori Pease) of Libertyville, Illinois; son-in-law Jay Shulman of Ellicott City, Maryland; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Interment, Tabor Cemetery, Tabor, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Tabor Historical Society, P.O. Box 584, Tabor, Iowa 51653.

2 Condolences

  • Victoria & Larry Wibbenmeyer Posted September 8, 2019 9:15 am

    I met Roger thru Frank & Sheri Ciastko and felt very blessed to know such a gentleman. Sorry for the loss to family and friends of Roger physically not being on earth in your earthly life. I believe he will spiritually be with you always just look for the signs. Prayers, Larry & Vicki Wibbenmeyer from Ste. Genevieve MO

  • Peggy Bergquist Palmer Posted September 9, 2019 12:00 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of my cousin Rodger. As a girl growing up in Evanston Illinois, I remember the many visits he made to our home, to see his uncle Alden, my father, Alden Bergquist. My father was so proud of the man Rodger was, a husband and father and businessman.
    I am also grateful for Rodger’s interest in learning about and recording the Bergquist family history. My sincere condolences to the family.

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