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Roger P. “Ogie” Ogilvie, 83

May 12, 2014

Blue Earth Roger P. “Ogie” Ogilvie, age 83, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held on May 8, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Rodney Yates officiated. Burial was in Pilot Grove Township Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Roger was born March 4, 1931, in Blue Earth, the son of Paul and Evelyn (Pitcher) Ogilvie. He was a 1949 graduate of Blue Earth High School and soon served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Leona K. Wilson on March 27, 1954, in Estherville, Iowa. Roger was discharged from the Navy in 1955 and returned to farm South of Blue Earth for 10 years. In the late 1960s he became an independent, owner/operator, truck driver. He drove with several companies including Q Carriers and B-Line trucking. He was proud of his nearly perfect driving record for many years. Leona rode in the truck with Roger often to see the western United States. Roger was a member of the Blue Earth American Legion Post 89 and VFW Post 4580 for many years. He enjoyed hunting, shooting trap and spending time with his family and friends.

Roger is survived by his children, Carmen Coxworth, of Blue Earth, Kim (Brad) Frey, of Hastings, David Ogilvie, of Southern Minnesota, and Karen Miller, of Blue Earth; son-in-law, Joe Olivo, of Blooming Prairie; sister, Janice (Harold) Wall, of DuPree, S.D.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Leona, in 1998; daughter, Carrie Olivo, in 2012; and a sister, Marlene Schaal.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com