Roger Allen Bishop
August 29, 1952 - January 28, 2021

Roger Allen Bishop

Roger Allen Bishop
Aug 29, 1952 - Jan 28, 2021

Roger Allen Bishop

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Roger Allen Bishop, 68, of Muscatine, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021, at Lutheran Living.

Visitation will be held from Noon to 2pm, on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Calvary Church. Rogers family would like to ask for everyone to please wear a mask and social distance. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in care of the family, to the donor's charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at

A Celebration of Life will be at 2pm on Saturday, February 6th, 2021, at the church. Reverend Dan Schoepf and Reverend Susan Bantz will officiate. Private family burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, at a later date.

Roger was born August 29, 1952, in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Charles E. Bishop Sr. and Dorothy Harl Bishop. He was a graduate of Dunkerton High School, Dunkerton, Iowa, class of 1970.

Roger met his beloved wife, Phyllis Parsley, in Waterloo and were married July 3, 1971. Their lifelong joke was that they met at the gas station and the only reason Phyllis married him was because he told her that "he was in oil." They were married at 18 and blessed with a beautiful marriage, being together for over fifty years. Roger worked a variety of jobs in Muscatine and then retired from the City of Muscatine. He was a forever, avid fan of the Chicago Bears football team, enjoyed bowling as well as coaching bowling, fishing, and loved playing the lottery. He is always remembered for his great smile and big hugs.

Roger attended Calvary Church. However, his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his wife Phyllis, his son Scott, and daughter Stephanie. Roger was a very proud "Papaw" to of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved going to their school activities being a loyal Muscatine Muskie fan cheering them on in everything they pursued, with the love of his life, his wife Phyllis.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Scott Bishop and his wife, Jennifer, of Fruitland; daughter, Stephanie Lerma of Muscatine; nine grandchildren, Leticia Lerma, Oscar Lerma, Alicia Garcia, Alani Garcia, Kellsey Foor (Austin Ramirez), Lauran Boyer and her husband, Scott, Arianna Bishop, Drake Bishop, and Dillon Bishop; three great grandchildren, Abilyn, Carson, and Ella; one brother, Charles 'Bud' Bishop and his wife, Darlene, of Wesley Chapel, Florida; also a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one infant sister, Janet Bishop


Judy Fowler on Feb 10, 2021

as one of these people who never knew a stranger. May all of these memories give you smiles to remember him forever. RIP Roger

Mel Steckel on Feb 10, 2021

Phyllis and family: So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Roger. He always had a smile and friendly positive attitude. May special memories of him keep him near to you.

John Davidson on Feb 7, 2021

So sorry to hear of old Dodges passing. I’m glad I knew ya. Rest well Rog!

Judy on Feb 7, 2021

Sorry for your loss....roger was a good man,I remember him from heinz and when he worked taking toll on the in peace

Lois Gray Weggen Bevan Powell on Feb 3, 2021

Phyllis and family..I first met Roger at PlaMor Lanes when Scott was in junior bowling and I asked Roger to help coach which he graciously said yes and continued to do so for several years. In looking at his picture here I see he had never really changed as there is that great smile and same look. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Rest In Peace Roger.

Tanya Howard on Feb 3, 2021

Deepest sympathies to the Bishop family. Roger always talked with me and made me laugh when Alecia and Ellie played basketball together. I’ll miss he’s smile and witty eyes the most. May you Rest In Peace Roger. ❤️🙏

Stephanie Clester on Feb 2, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Roger's family. I met Roger through being friends with his daughter Stephanie. We both had the same name and same last initial. From that moment on I was Stephanie Ba. I loved it when Roger said that and always welcomed us with open arms and a big hug and smile. May you rest in peace.

April Newcomb on Feb 2, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences to his whole precious family! I grew up spending the night with Stephanie starting back when we went to Mulberry. Roger was the fun and silly Dad and he never grew up!! Not to mention he took care of the town as a city employee. He was just an awesome guy and will be forever missed!! Sending much love~ April Newcomb

Dena Schliesman on Jan 31, 2021

Phyllis,, I haven't known you two all that long. I never saw Roger with a frown unless his beloved Bears were getting beaten. Think there's a Packer/Bears conversation going on in heaven?? In sympathy and friendship, Dena

Vesta Mills Stammer on Jan 31, 2021

Dear Family of Roger Bishop,
May God's peace be with you now, and in the future.
Roger loved visiting with people, and very often, if one saw him out & about, he likely was talking it up with a friend... he never knew a stranger. If I ran into him somewhere, he always started a conversation. He enjoyed making others smile, even on a bad day!!! He was extremely proud of his children, too.

I will think of Roger with much admiration.

No doubt, Roger is at eternal peace with The Good Lord now. ✝️

With my heartfelt sympathy...
Vesta 🕯

Bud Bishop on Jan 31, 2021

While in high school I once thought Roger, Rog as I call him, was going to kill me. I was teasing him one day, as brothers do, and it made him so mad. I started laughing at him and he got madder and I took off running with Rog right on my tail. I ran around the garage and inside of a storage shed. Wrong thing to do. I turned around and tripped into a five gallon bucket and got stuck. Rog was right there with both hands around my throat and nearly passed out. But he looked at my face and pulled me out.
But he was the greatest brother you could have. People he didn't know were immediately drawn to his friendliness and humor. He was a loving brother, father, grandfather and friend. I miss and love your brother. See you later alligator.

Dena Porter on Jan 30, 2021

Phyllis sorry for your loss! Prayers & hugs! Dena & Randy Porter

Eldon Jr. and Debbie Ballenger on Jan 30, 2021

To All Of Roger's(Dodger) Family,
What a sad sad thing for you all to go through...Please know that you are all in our thoughts during this sad time... I always looked forward to see Roger at work every morning...He was always the first one there, then me(Eldon) I always gave him grief(in fun) about scratching off scratch off tickets...Telling him he needs to call 1-800-BETSOFF and needless to say he gave me grief right back with a smile on his face...He was a great guy and always said "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff"...He will be missed...You All Please Take Care...
Eldon Jr. and Debbie Ballenger

Nicole Hanson(Chapman) on Jan 30, 2021

Roger was definitely one of a kind. He was my first bowling coach on Sunday nights. He always took the time to stop and say Hi and talk when we saw him. When he worked for the city he always made sure that the the snow was moved from in front of the house. He hated see us shoveling the street so we could park. Roger was always good for a laugh. Scott and Phyllis your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy old friend. Nicole Hanson (Chapman)

Jeanne Petersen, Mary and Alli Berns on Jan 30, 2021

My family and I are saddened by Rogers passing. He was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis and family. May he Rest In Peace.

Paulette. Crossen on Jan 30, 2021

CandlePhyllis so sorry for your loss but its heavens gain
Love hugs prayers. Wish we were able to be there



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Calvary Church
501 West Bypass 61
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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