Visitation was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The family was present from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There was also a one hour visitation at the church prior to the funeral service today. The Earnest -Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting Roger's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Roger Edward Leavitt was born May 20, 1925, son of Roger T. and Bernice (Briggs) Leavitt. Roger graduated from Marcus Public Schools in May of 1943. He served in the Army Infantry at the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. Upon his return from the service Roger attended two years at Morningside College and graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. After working in Chicago three years, he returned to Marcus and worked at Marcus Lumber.
Roger married Elaine McQueen of Washta on June 24, 1962. They have two children, Kathy and Tom. Kathy and her husband Henry Ford live in Waterloo, and are the parents of five children. Tom and his wife Becky live in Marcus and are the parents of three children.
Roger was active in many community activities through the years, principally as a volunteer on the fire and rescue squad for 28 years, three terms on the local school board and three terms on the AEA Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandsons Isaiah Edward Leavitt and Sawyer Roger Leavitt.
He is survived by his wife Elaine; his children and their spouses; and six grandchildren; and his brother John (Donna) Leavitt of Marcus.