Roger Stetson Obituary

Roger T. Stetson
Roger T. Stetson
Roger T. Stetson

September 22, 1953 - January 11, 2004
Born in Corpus Christi, TX
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Roger T. Stetson, 50, died Sunday, January 11, 2004 of cancer at Mercy Medical Center. Services will be held on Thursday, January 15 at 11 a.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, with interment at Resthaven Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Kim; sons, Roger, Matthew and John; father and mother, Roger and Shirley Stetson; father-in-law, Bob Hudson; grandmother, Edna Stetston; sisters, Debbie Stetson and Shelly Cook; brother, Kevin Stetson of Omaha; brothers-in-law, Tom Brown, Marte Cook and Stan Kranovich; sisters-in-law, Marcia Brown and Jennifer Stetson of Omaha; nephews, Eric Brown, Mark Brown of Tokyo, Jason Goetz, Michael Goetz and Ryan Cook; and nieces, Kim Na of Seattle, Rachel Cook and Lauren Stetson of Omaha.

Roger was born on September 22, 1953 in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Des Moines with his family as a young child. Following graduation from Hoover High School, he received a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Iowa, a Masters Degree from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Michigan.

Roger married Kimberly Hudson of Des Moines in 1976 and following graduation from law school in 1979 he joined the Belin Lamson McCormick Zumbach Flynn law firm. Roger and Kim raised three sons, Roger, a lawyer in Chicago; Matthew, a high school English teacher in Michigan; and John, a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania.

While an active member in the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association, the Des Moines Rotary Club and Plymouth Congregational Church, Roger also shared a great enthusiasm for the Iowa Hawkeyes, the New York Yankees, Republican politics and the game of golf.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 14 at Dunn's Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Congregational Church.

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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Thursday, January 15, 2004
11:00 AM


Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312