Roger A. “Rod” Bourn, Sr., 76, of Princeton, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2021 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Monday at the funeral home. Face masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Princeton. Memorials may be made to the family.
Rod was born January 21, 1944 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Claude & Lucy Virginia (Hatton) Bourn. He was united in marriage to Jeanne M. DeBarr on November 24, 1962 in Davenport. She preceded him in death on January 6, 1997.
Roger was retired from the Army Corps of Engineers as a Lockman with Lock and Dam 14. He had also owned and operated a janitorial business for over fifteen years.
He was an avid fisherman and boater, spending many hours on the Mississippi. He had enjoyed motorcycling, storytelling and country & western movies. Rod loved the company of his dogs and especially loved the time spent with his family and grandchildren.
Those left to honor his memory include his daughters and sons-in-law, Mickey & Brian Moore of Fargo, North Dakota and Sherri & Steve Huettman of Princeton; his sons and daughter-in-law, Ken & Dana Bourn of North Carolina and Roger Bourn Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland; his foster son, Ron Hanson of Davenport; his grandchildren, Ashley (Zeke) Elder, Megan (Vince) Fischer, Chad (Marissa) Huettman, Jeremiah Moore and Malachi Moore; his great-grandsons, Zayden Elder, Camden Huettman and Corey Fischer; his sister and brother-in-law, Lucene & Mark Mitchell of Davenport; and his brother-and sister-in-law, Rick & Robin Bourn of Greenwood, Indiana.
In addition to his wife, Jeanne, Roger was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter-in-law, Margie Bourn; and a special friend, Peg Rochau. Rod will also be fondly remembered by Peg’s daughters, Shelby Rochau and Amanda Frett and Shelby’s sons, Hayden and Gavin Clemons.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Roger’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.