Robert William "Rob" Ogg
1975 - 2020
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Robert "Rob" William Ogg

Des Moines, Iowa - Robert William Ogg, age 44, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at his home. Rob was born the son of Robert and Pam Ogg on December 20, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rob was an extremely talented artist, musician and tattoo artist. He could play any instrument placed in front of him. Some of his hobbies and interests included skateboarding, playing poker, video games, pool, and Jeopardy. It was very obvious to all that Jenny was his soulmate and light of his life. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Jenny Mesecher Ogg; kiddos, Ashley Jones and Alex Reeves; mother, Pamela Ogg; siblings, Daniel Petrie and Carrie Petrie; siblings-in-law, Jason (Crystal) Mesecher, Jon Mesecher, J.W. Mesecher, Amelia (Stephen) Wildt; uncles, Bill (Roxie) Franklin, Rick (Lori) Ogg and Pat "Downer" Franklin; aunts, Mary (Paul) Jones and Annie Ogg; good friend, Randy Baber; nieces, Nieva, Chloie, Ren, Bella, Kenzie, Cameron, Baylee, Jaycee and CiCi; nephews, Jordan, Alex, Nieco, Zach, Landon, Lyric and Myles; multiple loving cousins; hundreds upon hundreds of brothers and sisters; and all the Punks and Skins.

Rob was preceded in death by his dog, Chance; father, Robert Charles Ogg; step-father, Moony; grandparents, Robert Warren Ogg, Ivan and Phyllis Franklin; and uncle, Willie Ogg.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family to be used for college funds for the kids in memory of Rob.




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Published in the Des Moines Register from Jul. 3 to Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 8, 2020
Mr. Ogg, I always felt like a stranger looking in on a tight-knit family, but you never made me feel that way. You saw right through people, excepted the grit and you shined watching others smile at your antics. Your hearty laugh and true loyalty carried righteousness without pompousness. I mourn deeply for the people that loved you. The glue that you were for so many and the breaking of so many due to losing you has been painful to behold. All I can say is thank you for seeing my musical inclinations and for everything you introduced me to in your maze of records. Thank you for being the person that you were. Rest easy.
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July 8, 2020
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July 6, 2020
Rob and I knew each other because our families know each other. We were friendly, but never close.
When we were kids we were embarrassed a time or two when the adults would have us stand back to back to see who was getting taller the fastest being close in age, I guess the grown ups thought of this as entertainment.
At least once or twice we were roped into babysitting the younger children together. His cousins, Jessica, Amanda, and Rebecca and his little brother Daniel. I recall that little Daniel had a nightmare and woke up and Rob was so calm and sweet with him. He told him to go back to sleep and that he would kick that monsters butt for him. And Daniel went back to sleep knowing that his big brother had his back and he had nothing to fear.
The short version is that Rob loved 5 things then, and as I have read what others have written about him, those 5 things remained prevalent in his life. Skate boarding, video games, music, art, and above all, family.
It is as if early in life someone slipped him the truth that the secret of life is to focus on what you love, and you will always have more of those things in your life.
Rob had a beautiful, kind, loving spirit. The world in certainly better because of the time he was here.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. He was way to young to be gone from this world so soon. May he always live on in the heart and minds of all that he touched in his life.
Jennifer (Gerke) Bullock
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July 6, 2020
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July 3, 2020
Deepest condolences to Robs Family & all his friends. He was such an amazing person. Just one of those people that stood out from the rest . People gravitated towards him for his awesome,genuine, kind personality. He was so gifted and talented with his music and tattoos. I was glad to have been apart of his life and the world will never be the same without Rob Ogg
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July 3, 2020
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July 3, 2020
Rob was a truly unique, larger than life character. who was instantly likeable. He knew and experienced life and was smarter for it. He was just as quick w a joke as he was straightforward with his advice and opinions. He could mentor you without you even realizing it and did. Most-importantly, he was my friend.
Dan
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July 3, 2020
Rob was like a son to me. When he saw me, there was that big Rob smile, Hello Mom, and one of the greatest hugs I've ever had.
Mary Donner
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