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William "Bill" Bogue

August 26, 1946 — May 5, 2019

William (Bill) Herbert Bogue, 72, of Ogden passed away on May 5, 2019, from complications of his 12 year battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

Bill was born August 26, 1946 to Alan and Lois (Hardy) Bogue. He grew up on a farm in South Dakota where he learned to tinker, fix things, and annoy his brothers. Bill attended a one-room country school from grades 1-8, claiming it was uphill both ways. He graduated from high school in Canton, South Dakota, where his senior year football team was rated #1 in the state.

Bill entered Iowa State where he was an active member of Farm House Fraternity. After receiving his degree, he worked a summer for 4-H and Youth, where at camp he met lifeguard Sue Carroll. Beginning that fall, Bill taught math and coached at Eagle Grove, Iowa for one year. He was very proud of his lifetime coaching record of one win.

On July 25, 1970, he married Sue (Susan) Carroll in Frederika, Iowa. They were blessed (most of the time) with two children Christopher and Catherine (Katie). Bill was active in 4-H, Community United Methodist Church in Ogden, and an annual Bogue Family NCAA bracket.

In 1975, he began a 29 year career with Iowa State University Extension until retirement as the Extension Fiscal Director in 2004. He enjoyed the many people and staff he worked with during his career that took him from Ames, to Creston and back to Ames. Finance was a perfect fit - no one loved to make an excel spreadsheet more than Bill.

Bill’s lifetime passion was feeding birds, especially his favorite, the cardinal. He would mix the perfect concoction to feed hummingbirds and orioles. His nemesis were the woodpeckers that would peck the siding of his house. He also battled and attempted to outwit squirrels with pulleys, ropes, baffles and occasionally, a shot gun.

He enjoyed “drowning worms” with friends and family, following ISU athletics, playing golf (he claims he had a hole in one that was only witnessed by a 9-year-old grandchild), doing outdoor projects with his neighbor and anything with his grandchildren. Bill also exercised at the 9 o’clock cardiac rehab group at Boone County Hospital, that was equal parts social and rehab.

He is survived by his wife Sue, children Dr. Christopher (favorite daughter-in-law, Jana) of Carroll, Iowa and Katie (favorite son-in-law, John Sorrell) of San Diego, California. Grandchildren include Miles, Pacey and Weston Bogue and Elsa and Clara Sorrell.

Also surviving are two brothers, Don (Sue) of Northport, MI and Ted of Yardley, PA; brother-in-law Paul Carroll (Kate) of Sacramento, CA, three nephews and one niece plus a herd of extended family and friends. Preceding him were his parents and parent in-laws, Keith and Selma Carroll of Frederika.

Memorials may be directed to Iowa 4-H Foundation or Community Methodist Church in Ogden.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. Rev. Evelyn Lewiston will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., also at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 10, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Community United Methodist Church

337 Southwest 2nd Street, Ogden, IA 50212

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Community United Methodist Church

337 Southwest 2nd Street, Ogden, IA 50212

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