Roger Tibben, 79, of Calmar, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Traditions in West Union. Services were at 6 p.m., Friday, July 25, at Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Calmar, with Rev. Linda Thompson officiating. Organist was Jeanette Dietzenbach. Hymns were “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “Amazing Grace” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” Interment was at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at Exira Cemetery, Exira.

Roger Allen Tibben was born Nov. 19, 1934, to Lowell and June (Hess) Tibben. He and his family lived on a farm east of Exira. Roger graduated high school in 1953, and continued his education at business school in Omaha, Neb. Roger was united in marriage to Charlotte “DeEtte” Sjoblom Dec. 22, 1956, at the Methodist Church in Audubon. To this union two sons were born: Scott, who is a banker in Denison and Steve, who is a department supervisor for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Roger began his banking career at the Whitney Bank in Atlantic. He then worked for Life Investors Insurance Company before taking a position as a State Bank examiner with the crew in Atlantic. In 1969, he accepted a promotion with the Iowa Department of Banking and the family relocated to West Union. Roger continued working as an examiner until 1978, when he accepted a position as executive vice president with the Iowa State Bank in Calmar. Retiring in 1998, allowed time for he and DeEtte to travel and spend time with the family. He particularly enjoyed fishing and camping in Minnesota, woodworking and playing golf. They traveled to Arizona for several years to enjoy the warmer weather, making many new friends along the way. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Lawrence Welk show and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was active in the Calmar Lions Club, South Winn Country Club and the Methodist Church in Calmar, where he held several committee positions.

Roger is survived by his wife, DeEtte, West Union; two sons, Scott (Karen) Tibben, Denison and Steve (Joan) Tibben, Mankato, Minn.; brother, Ron (Ila) Tibben, Eaton, Colo.; brother-in-law, John (Nancy) Sjoblom, Fort Dodge; six grandchildren: Landon, Kaylene, Logan, Madison, Alexandra and Mariel.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and June (Hess) Tibben; and mother-in-law, Grace Sjoblom.