Roger Cackler, 76, of Melrose died March 28, 2014, at Lucas County Health Center.
Services were 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton. Sara Speer Palmer and Pastor Emerita, Chariton Presbyterian Church, officiated. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery near Oakley. Online condolences may be left at www.fieldingfuneralhomes.com.
Roger Dean Cackler, son of Inez (Lovell) and H.C. Cackler, was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Chariton.
Roger was educated in rural schools in Lucas County and graduated from Chariton High School in 1956.
After graduating from high school, Roger began his career in cabinet making in Denver, Colo., with his Uncle Byron Lovell. He moved back to Iowa and started building homes. Roger had many business partners over the years, the lastest being Bud Schumann. Roger and Bud built many homes throughout Lucas and surrounding counties.
In later years, Roger built his own home and retired to Green Acres in Monroe County near Lake Rathbun.
Roger is survived by his children, Vicki Burns of Pleasant Hill, Sandy (David) Hoadley of Osceola, Curt Cackler of Des Moines and Cindy (Gary) Main of Des Moines; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one niece, one nephew, friends and Green Acres family.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, sister Glenna Kern and son-in-law Larry Burns.