Roger was born May 23, 1943, in Maquoketa to Harold and Earline Riggs Galloway. He was raised and attended school in Grand Mound. Roger married the love of his life, Linda Loose, on April 6, 1964. He owned and operated Galloway Trucking for 17 years, and later drove for Waterbed Creations and Leonard Olson Trucking, retiring from Clausen Warehousing. Roger also owned Galloway Disposal Service for a number of years.
He was a member of the Grand Mound Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years, was a board member of the Grand Mound Ball Club and was a founding member of the Grand Mound Fireworks Association.
In retirement Roger enjoyed mowing for Wendling Quarries. He also enjoyed camping, tinkering in his garage, jigsaw puzzles, word searches and the Chicago Cubs. Most of all he loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Linda; his children, Rita (Wayne, Jr.) Crist of Delmar, Becky (Gary) Berner of Lost Nation, Debbie (Gary Kleppe) Kyarsgaard of Delmar, Denise (Jeff) Schwien of Blue Grass, and Sharon (Bill) McAleer of DeWitt; 14 grandchildren, Ashli (Jeff) Veach, Shalyn (Keaton) Mueller, Hunter and Isaac Crist, Courtney (Gene) Ehlers, Luke and Cassidy Berner, Dustin and Wyatt Kyarsgaard, Nick, Zach and Sarah Schwien, Laiken and Ethan McAleer; four great-grandchildren, Brayson and Veda Sieverding, Gunner Veach and Brody Ehlers; his siblings, Jerry (Barb) Wirth, Earl (Jo) Galloway, Larry (Pat) Galloway, Barb (Ken) Schroeder, Al Galloway, Jim (Bev) Galloway, Marcia (Ron) Barten and Linda Miller; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob (JoAnn) Loose, Helen Lindsay, Pat Bickel, Janet Galloway and Carol Galloway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Roger in death were his parents; siblings, Rhea (Merwyn) Hasenmiller, Darlene (Ken) Simmons, Delores, Don, Dwain, Russ (Marilyn) and Geff (Hilma) Galloway; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marie Hillock and Earl Loose.
The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt from 4 until 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10 in the church with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Page officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Grand Mound.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dustin Kyarsgaard, Nick Schwien, Luke Berner, Wyatt Kyarsgaard, Zach Schwien, Hunter Crist, Isaac Crist and Ethan McAleer. Members of the Grand Mound Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Homes in Grand Mound.