Roger D. Woomert, 80, a resident of Princeton, Iowa died at his home on Thursday, September 07, 2023.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf, Iowa. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
Roger was born in Davenport, Iowa on February 26, 1943, the son of Harold B. and Mildred E. (Gast) Woomert. He entered the U.S. Army in 1964 and served in Viet Nam. He was honorably discharged as a Specialist 4th Class in 1966 and was awarded the Viet Nam Service Medal, the Viet Nam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
On September 26, 2009, he was united in marriage to Karen S. Robertson at the Harold B. Woomert Park in Princeton.
He was employed as a truck driver for Air Gas, formerly known as Air Products of Davenport, retiring in 2019 after over 40 years of faithful service.
In 1969, Roger joined the Princeton Volunteer Fire Department and served as Fire Chief from 1986 to 2006 and again from 2008 to 2015. He was still a current member of the fire department and Honorary Chief with over 54 years of dedicated service to his community. In addition, Roger served as Mayor of Princeton from 2016 to 2019. He also served on the Princeton City Council for a number of years and was the President of the Oakridge Cemetery Board. In addition, Roger was a member of the Scott County Emergency Communications Board and the Iowa Fire Chief’s Association. He was a loyal and tireless volunteer, giving his time and energy to many other community activities, committees, and organizations over the years.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Karen; his daughters, Tracy Woomert of Washington, Iowa and Raechel (Ryan) Bump of Port Byron, Illinois; his sons, Tim (Lori) Woomert of Streamwood, Illinois, Chris (Jenny) Woomert of Bettendorf, Terry Woomert of Princeton, and Josh (Dena) Genz of Port Byron; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Bonita (Denny) Squire of Geneseo, Illinois.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents.