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Rodger Wendell Watts

August 17, 1929 February 24, 2021
Rodger Wendell Watts
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Rodger Wendell Watts, 91, of Oconto, passed from this life to eternal life on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at home. Rodger was born on August 17, 1929 to William Rodger and Sarah (Axdahl) Watts in Primghar, Iowa. His mother died in December of 1929 and his father was remarried to Amanda (Emanuelson) Watts in 1931. Rodger grew up in Paullina, Iowa and graduated from Paullina High School. He joined the family trucking and farming business with his father and older brother and then served two years in the United States Marines. He returned to Iowa and on October 25, 1958 married Jean Ann Ewing, who preceded him in death in August of 2014. They began farming and in 1970 moved to Storden, MN. It was while they were in Storden that Rodger accepted Jesus and His Lord and Savior, and he continued to serve Him the remainder of his life. In 1983, the family moved to Abrams where Rodger continued to farm with his sons until retirement. He was a member of The Gideons International and of Oconto Gospel Chapel.

Rodger is survived by two sons, Brian and his wife Debbie and Blaine and his wife Jean, both of Oconto; two daughters, Melissa Watts and her husband Tim Korsmo of, MN and Dr. Rebecca Watts and her husband Ron Rohrssen; IA; son-in-law, Paul Pearson and his wife Anita, MN; one brother, Russel Watts, FL; 21 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Besides his parents and his wife, Rodger was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Ronald Watts, sister Delores Wussler, special cousin Ruth Ann Pasquale, daughter Sarah Pearson and grandson James Watts

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Oconto Gospel Chapel, Oconto, from 10 AM to 1 PM Saturday, February 27, 20201. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Saturday at the church with the Rev. Peter Dorn officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Brookside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Oconto Gospel Chapel, The Gideons International or J. Gordon Henry Ministries.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

27

Feb

10:00 AM 2/27/2021 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2/27/2021 1:00:00 PM
Oconto Gospel Chapel

251 Michigan Ave.
Oconto, WI 54153

Oconto Gospel Chapel
251 Michigan Ave. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

27

Feb

1:00 PM 2/27/2021 1:00:00 PM
Oconto Gospel Chapel

251 Michigan Ave.
Oconto, WI 54153

Funeral service by Rev. Peter Dorn.

Oconto Gospel Chapel
251 Michigan Ave. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brookside Cemetery Final Resting Place

4309 Brookside Cemetery Road
Abrams, WI 54101

4309 Brookside Cemetery Road Abrams 54101 WI
United States
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