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1932 Roger 2022

Roger E. Fosdick

January 27, 1932 — February 1, 2022

Roger E. Fosdick, 90, passed away February 1, 2022 at the Laurels of Bedford. Roger was born January 27, 1932 in Grand Rapids to Donald and Margaret (Weber) Fosdick. He graduated from Lakeview High School in 1950 and married the former Patricia Eldridge on September 28, 1957. Roger was an auto parts salesman at DeNooyer/Heritage Chevrolet for over 50 years.

Roger honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He saw both active and reserve duty. He loved to be active, including bicycling and waterskiing. Roger enjoyed skiing so much he built a boat and taught many, many people to waterski. He also built an ice boat, made countless wood crafts, and completed numerous home improvement projects. He became very active with Habitat for Humanity as a construction volunteer after retirement. He never wanted to draw attention to himself but would do all he could to put a smile on your face.

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Patricia, their son, Robert (Shari) Fosdick and six grandchildren (Joshua, Nicholas, Benjamin, Nathanael, Gabriel and Rebekah), and beloved nieces Colleen (Rick) Ritchie, Sheryl (Ken) McGuffin, Kimberly (Joel) Burman and nephews Dennis Combs and Jeffrey Eldridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marjorie (Fosdick) Combs, brother-in-law Richard Eldridge and grandson Little Lee Fosdick.

A funeral service to celebrate Roger's life was held Tuesday, February 8, 2022 with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. followed by service at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 157 Chapel Hill Dr., Battle Creek. Roger will be laid to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity-Ramp Fund, 595 North Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017 and the Cereal City Concert Band, 80 Sherman Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49017. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

157 Chapel Hill Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

157 Chapel Hill Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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