Roland Wayne “Ron” Ogg - October 15, 2009
Roland Wayne “Ron” Ogg was born on Nov. 29, 1943 at Cozad, Neb. He was the youngest of seven children born to Fred and Leota Marie Mason Ogg. He grew up in Lexington, Neb. where he attended school, graduating from Lexington High School in 1962.
Ron joined the U.S. Navy in June of 1962 and served two terms until his honorable discharge in 1970. He served aboard the U.S.S. El Dorado during the Vietnam War.
Ron was married to Kristy Ott on Nov. 29, 1971 at the Grant United Methodist Church. They made their home in Madrid, Neb. their entire married life.
Ron worked for Valley Irrigation and later was head of the custodial services at the Perkins County Courthouse until heart problems forced his retirement in 1997.
He had a heart procedure performed in Omaha the first part of October and had returned to Madrid on Oct. 10. He had an apparent heart attack early Monday morning, Oct. 12, 2009. He was transferred to the Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant where he died. He had reached the age of 65.
Ron was a V.F.W. member and a past member of the Madrid American Legion.
In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Francis and Charlie and one sister, Zelma Titus.
He is survived by his wife, Kristy of Madrid and two sons, Travis of North Platte, Neb. and Bert, attending Mid Plains Community College in North Platte; two brothers, Bert of Madrid and Jerry and his wife Sharon of Stockton, Calif.; mother-in-law, Marguerite Ott of Grant; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are Thursday (today) Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m., at the Grant United Methodist Church with Pastor Richard Savage officiating.
Burial will be in the Madrid Cemetery with a flag presentation by the Perkins County Veterans.
A memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be left at bullocklongfuneralhome.com.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.