Obituaries

Roger Chapman

Feb 4, 2019
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Services:

Graveside Services will be held, Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:30 am, in the Mausoleum at Garden of Memories Cemetery. With military rites conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and the Offutt Air Force Base.

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Cemetery:

Garden of Memories

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Biography

     Roger A. Chapman, 87, of Cedar Falls, IA, died Monday, February 4, 2019 at his home.

     Roger was born July 7, 1931, in Manly, IA, the son of Harley E. and Laurene Dunham Chapman. He graduated from Waterloo East High School, where he was a standout wrestler, then attended UNI and Central Missouri State College. Roger later received his license in Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. He served with the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1954. Roger married Shirley Einspahr in 1955 in Odebolt, IA; they later divorced. Roger was united in marriage to Marlys Horn-Flanders June of 2001 in Las Vegas.

     He owned Rogers Salons with multiple locations. He retired in 1992, after 37 years. He was appointed by the State of Iowa Governor and served six years for the cosmetology licensing board, then was the chairman for three years. After retirement, Roger moved to Las Vegas where he enjoyed the climate. He then moved back to Cedar Falls to be closer to his family. He was also a member of the American Legion and Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49.

     Roger is survived by his wife, Marlys of Traer; two sons, Randall (Sherry) Chapman and Stuart Chapman, both of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Denise (Jeff Fisher) Prins of Cedar Rapids; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Lucas, Buzz, Jennie, Sarah, Dana, and Ryan; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a daughter-in-law, Kim Chapman of Waterloo; two brothers, Harley Chapman and Jerry Chapman both of Waterloo; a sister, Nancy Petersen of Minnesota; a half brother, Richard (Debbie) Chapman of Colorado; and two half-sisters, Annette (Gerald) Crowe of Waterloo, and Gloria (Rick) Postel of Reinbeck.

     Roger is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Craig Chapman; a brother-in-law, Curt Petersen; a sister Laurel Chapman; and a brother, Chuck Chapman.

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