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Roger Burke Evans
Roger Burke EvansVFWRoger Burke Evans, 85 of Richwood, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky.

He was born July 18, 1933, son of the late Jay & Wilda Evans. Brother to Jocelyn Evans Lewis and Darrell Evans, both precede him in death. His baby sister, Nancy Evans Skidmore still survives in Kettering.

On November 27, 1955 Miss Roberta Hamilton became Roger's bride. They were married at the Central United Methodist Church in Richwood.

Roger graduated in 1951 from the Richwood High School. After graduation he enlisted with the United States Army, basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. In the Army, Corporal Roger Evans was one of the soldiers chosen as one of four best drivers from the 22nd Infantry Regiment in Germany to transport four new church bells to the Dankeskirch at Bad Nauheim after Hitler removed the bells during WWII to melt down to make ammunition. After 2 years in service he returned home.

Roger was a member of the Richwood Council and later the Richwood Water Board. He, along with Doug Gerard, best friend Tommy DeGood, Ted Troesch and Gene Welsch started the Richwood VFW Post #870 where he served as Quarter Master for 10 years. Roger was also a 32nd Degree Mason, belonging to Mt. Carmel #303 F&AM in Richwood, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and was a member of the Fulton Creek Evangelist Church where he felt at home with many friends.

Roger retired from Whirlpool Marion Division in 1994 after dedicating 38 years. He started on the line and his final job was scheduling dryer parts. Some days when you visited him at Fairhaven, he would still be working scheduling parts at Whirlpool. He was truly dedicated.

After retirement and building their dream home, Roger went to work part time at Carter Lumber where he found new friends that still today seem like family. As he progressed with the Alzheimer's, his boss Aaron kept Roger on his job knowing the disease was becoming a problem but never put him out of a job. Roger's family would like to thank Aaron for all that he has done for them and the deep care and understanding of Alzheimer's. Because of him Roger kept going for a couple extra years that he might not have gotten if he had not been working.

Roger was the family's handyman; from building sandboxes to the pole barn he built with his son-in-law, he always wanted it right. There weren’t too many things he couldn't fix, and he wouldn't give up until it was.

Roger loved spending time with family, camping, vacations, holidays, or just the visits at home. He enjoyed his grandchildren and tried to be involved in their interests as much as he could. Sometimes the back pains would interfere; bleachers aren't the best for that. He enjoyed watching all the kids show their fair projects at the Richwood Fair, watched the boys play baseball, football, and basketball, and watched the girls play softball and basketball. He was proud of all of them.

Besides his wife Bertie, he is survived by three daughters, Donna (Larry) Temple, Regina (Bill) Temple and Greta (Tim) Smith, all of Richwood; nine grandchildren, Dustin (Jami) Temple, DeAnna (C.J.) Carey, Jessica (Drece) Elliott, Todd Temple, Wil Temple, Kelsey Grose, Kyle Grose, Benjamin (Jonda) Smith and Matthew (Tiffany) Smith, and 15 great grandchildren, Connor, Harper, Braylin, Hadelyn, Tyler, Jaylen, Avery, Torin, Jayleigh, Reagan, Brock, Grayson, Hayden, Jackson and Tyson.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastors Dennis Peters and Wayne Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 PM at the funeral home, where Masonic Services will take place at 5:00.

Memorial gifts may be made to Richwood VFW Post 870, P. O. Box 164, Richwood, OH 43344 and Fulton Creek Evangelical Friends Church, 10950 Fulton Creek Road, Richwood, OH 43344.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: LuAnne Lee
Edison
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 4:01 PM

Our family sends there condolences on the loss of your loved one. Donna, Dee Anne, Dustin we are sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time.



#2 from: Pam Simpson
Richwood
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 4:16 PM

Sorry for your lose sending prayers to all of his family



#3 from: Jim and Judy Gray
Richwood
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Thinking of all of you at this hard time. You should be proud of the way you took care of and loved him. He raised a great family. Love to all. jump Judy



#4 from: PAT HAMILTON
RICHWOOD
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 6:17 PM

Donna, Regina, and families. So sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy.



#5 from: Ryan and Julie Hamilton
Richwood
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 6:56 PM

Greta so sorry to hear of your dads passing.



#6 from: Ginger Wright
Kokomo In
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 8:37 PM

Praying for all the family for this transition. May our God comfort you and give you peace



#7 from: Dave and Deb (Tevis) Clayton
Marion
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 9:48 PM

Donna, Regina, Greta,
What a full life your Dad had. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families.
Dave and Deb



#8 from: Mike &a Shirley Schmelzer
18 Island View S., Fruitland Park, FL
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 10:29 PM

So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. We have many good memories of Roger. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you



#9 from: Gina Carey Greig
St. Louis, MO
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 11:31 PM

To the family of Roger Evans, we want to express our deepest sympathy to your family.  Love, Myron and Mary Carey



#10 from: Nancy Wiley
RICHWOOD
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 7:47 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  



#11 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Richwood
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 7:55 AM

We extend our deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time.
We’re praying for each of you.
God bless



#12 from: Eva Mayberry Myers
 
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Gina, Donna and all the families, I offer my condolences. Your parents opened their home to me as a kid and that was wonderful. I miss my dad and hope your memories offer comfort.May God comfort you.



#13 from: Eva Mayberry Myers
 
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Gina, Donna and all the families, I offer my condolences. Your parents opened their home to me as a kid and that was wonderful. I miss my dad and hope your memories offer comfort.May God comfort you.



#14 from: Deb Grindell
Carrollton TX
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Jim, I and our family want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. From experience this has been a long journey, but in time the happy memories you have in your hearts will prevail. LOL Deb



#15 from: Kay and John coder
Marion
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Birdie and Family we are so sorry for your loss .Remembering Roger as a good neighbor for so many years .Keeping you all in our thoughts at this difficult time.



#16 from: The Hamilton Family
Richwood
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Greta,
So sorry for the loss of your Dad.  I know he's not been well for awhile, but that does not make the loss any less to bear.  I do hope you find comfort, knowing he is at peace and that he left many good memories to warm your heart.

Sending our thoughts and prayers!

Walt, Allison & Sam



#17 from: The Wagy Family
 
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 2:37 PM

Temple family
God's peace for you and this soul that has lived a long full life.

Frank and Pam



#18 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Richwood
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 5:22 PM

Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thought and prayers are with you !



#19 from: Judy Hall Baker
MARYSVILLE
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 9:45 PM

So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



#20 from: Lynn and Helen Slemmons
Prospect, ohio
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 6:25 AM

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Roger. Such a wonderful man he was. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Bertie and family. Our prayers are with you. God Bless.



#21 from: Fred Smith
 
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Send my condolences for the loss of Roger.A nice man he was.Prayers



#22 from: Stacie and Vernon Beltz
 
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 9:52 AM

Donna, Larry and the entire Evans family.
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.  May comfort find you during this difficult time.
Vernon and Stacie Beltz.
Robert W. Reese



#23 from: robert austin
chiefland, FL
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 2:04 PM

I graduated with Roger. I wish I had known him better.My sympathy to his family



#24 from: Judy
Cunningham
Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 11:44 AM

May God's love wrap you all during this tough time, so sorry for your family 's loss!



#25 from: Gina Carey Greig
St. Louis, MO
Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 11:44 PM

To the family of Roger Evens, Mary and I send our sincere heartfelt condolences to the each of you.  We had a lot of good memories together at Whirlpool and outside of work. You were always a good friend.  Love, Skip and Mary Carey



#26 from: Betty Jo Shoup
Upper Sandusky Oh
Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 9:49 AM

Dear Bertie and Family
Sending our sympathy.May all of you find peace,strength for each day,as you reflect on memories.
God Bless.
Paul& Betty Jo by







#27 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Richwood, ohii
Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Prayers for healing in your husband and father's passing.




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