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Roger Pfadenhauer

August 3, 1933 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 88)


Roger Clarence Pfadenhauer was born August 3, 1933, to Clarence and Wilma (Wallentine) Pfadenhauer. 

Roger attended Burlington Elementary, was a 1951 graduate of Burlington High School, and a 1954 graduate of Open Bible College. It was there that he met Joann Kelderman, who was a sister of his roommate.  Roger and Joann were united in marriage on June 3, 1955, in Pella.  To this union, they were blessed with four children:  Sandra Kay, Douglas Ray, Bruce Arlan, and Daniel Dale. 

Roger built houses with his dad for a time around Burlington, Iowa. After marriage, he started farming in New London, and then moved to a farm near Leighton in 1959.  Roger and Joann bought Frank Tromp Glass & Paint in 1968, built a new building and named it Pella Glass & Home Improvement. They sold the business in 1995.  Following retirement, Roger drove semi hauling grain and quit driving December 2010.

Roger was preceded in death by his wife Joann, his parents Clarence and Wilma Pfadenhauer, parents-in-law William and Minnie Kelderman, sisters: Irene (Bob) Bush, Sharon Welker; brothers-in-law: Wayne (Maxine) Kelderman, Melvin Kelderman; and LeRoy (Lois) Kelderman.

Those left to cherish his memory:

Sandra (Bill) Knowles of Pella

   Carol (Dean) Vander Wilt

        Bradley, Marie, Calleigh, Rachel

    Christina (Travis) Strunk

        Erica (Jesse)


       Nichole (Hunter)


   Mary Beth (Michael) Jackson

        Arianna, Johnathon, Mack

   Juliaundra (Clint) Barnard

         Vicktoria, Sophia, Leila

    Devonia Knowles


    William (Christa) Knowles


     Jeremy (Deanna) Knowles

           Harper, Rayleigh


Doug (Tami) Pfadenhauer

                        Jason (Katie) Pfadenhauer

                                    Olivia, Brody, Lucas

                        Ryan (Chelsea) Pfadenhauer

                                    Lorelei, Crosby

                        Alan Pfadenhauer

                        Blaize (Katey) Van Rheenen

                                    Kailyn, Jaxon, Margery “Maggie”

                        Hunter Sheaffer

                        Cheyanna Sheaffer


            Bruce (Robin) Pfadenhauer

                        Emily Pfadenhauer

                                    Benjamin, Joanna

                        Matthew Pfadenhauer


            Daniel (Whitney) Pfadenhauer

                        Briana (Jacob) Neuvirth

                                    Ryker, Ivy

                        Megan (Nick) Butz

                        Annie Pfadenhauer and fiance Derrick

In addition, Roger is survived by his sister: Elda (Jerry) Schweikle of Nashville, Tennessee, sisters-in-law: Barbara Kelderman, Edna Jones, Irene (Bruce) Draper all of Des Moines, and many nieces and nephews.

To send flowers to Roger's family, please visit our floral store.


February 23, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Church of the Open Bible
837 Washington Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
February 24, 2022

2:00 PM
Church of the Open Bible
837 Washington Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
February 24, 2022

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219


Hospice of Pella
Pella IA

Pella Church of the Open Bible Missions
Pella IA

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