Roger Vincent Van Duzer |

Roger Vincent Van Duzer


Roger Vincent Van Duzer was born July 22, 1925 in Oroville, Calif.

He died in his home after a brief illness surrounded by loved ones in Oakley, Utah on Nov. 2.

Roger proudly served in the USMC during WWII as a Radio Operator in Iwo Jima. In April of 1946 he returned home to Oroville, Calif. to take over the family olive ranch. Later, he pursued his bachelors degree at UC Davis in agriculture. He farmed in the Oroville and Loma Rica area until he retired. Roger was a charter member of the Foothill Lion’s Club where he remained active until moving to Oakley, Utah in 2002. He was an active member of the Kamas Valley Lion’s Club until he passed away.

Roger was preceded in death by his father, Valentine C. Van Duzer; his mother, Ruth Kitrick-Van Duzer, two siblings; Valentine Van Duzer and Ruth Van Duzer-Watson, his first wife, Katherine Duckett, his last wife Billie J. Scott-Van Duzer.

He is also survived by his three children: Roger Jr. and Nancy Van Duzer of Oakley Utah, Gretchen Van Duzer-Walker of Muskogee, Okla., and Christopher and Terri Van Duzer; and four grandchildren: Franchesca Harris of Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas, Derrick Van Duzer of New York, N.Y., John and Jennifer Van Duzer of Lake Butler, Fla.

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