Roger Hammitt passed away from cancer on July 11, 2021. He was 69 years old. Roger Martin Hammitt arrived into the Claude and Berniece Hammitt home on March 14, 1952. He joined two older brothers; Steve and Larry. Kirk joined the family eight years later. Growing up on the farm, kept Roger busy helping his Dad; milking cows, feeding hogs and cattle as well as the crops. Roger graduated from Logan-Magnolia High School in 1970. Roger began his construction career working at Capital Construction in Logan, Iowa. Building bridges became something he enjoyed doing because each bridge has its own challenges as it was created. Years later, Roger worked for Godbersen-Smith Construction until his retirement. Roger had four children: Laura, Ryan, Atina and Tony. He also has nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Roger enjoyed relaxing with a beer, listening to good "old rock & roll", and visiting with friends. He didn't know a stranger, and loved being around people and just 'shooting the breeze ' with them. He always loved being outdoors observing the nature around him. Roger loved working on cross word puzzles each day. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Berniece, his brother Steve and his wife Cathy, nephew Chad and his nephew Mike and Mike's wife Terry. He will be deeply missed by Laura Hammitt of Dunlap, Iowa; Ryan and Kelli Hammitt of Logan, Iowa, Atina Hammitt (David Kelly) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Tony Hammitt (Shanna) of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Siblings; Larry (Jill) Hammitt of Minden, Iowa and Kirk and (Cynthia) Hammitt of Logan, Iowa, plus nephews and nieces: Kyle (Diane) Hammitt, Trisha Hammitt, Cydni and Joe Hammitt, Jennifer (Arlyn) Jensen of Neola and many cousins as well. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m., at the Harris Grove Chapel. Interment will be at Harris Grove Cemetery . Luncheon will follow.
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Published by The Daily Nonpareil on Jul. 15, 2021.