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Roger LeRoy Berry

February 12th, 1933 - July 9th, 2012

Roger LeRoy Berry February 12, 1933 - July 9, 2012 Roger LeRoy Berry, of Marsing, passed away July 9, 2012, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born February 12, 1933 in Constantine, Michigan to Frank and Evalene Berry. He went to school in Constantine, worked on his parents farm, and participated in 4-H, raising both swine and cattle. Roger Served in the U.S. Army as a photographer during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. Loving everything to do with water, Roger moved to Fish Lake in Sturgis, Michigan and enjoyed fishing, boating, and water skiing. He also served as a volunteer diver for the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department. An avid hunter, his fall hunting trips were scheduled without fail or any interruption! On August 6, 1960, he and Jill Grossman were married. They began raising their family at the lake, passing his love of the water on to them. He retired from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis after 37 years and was a licensed Electrician. After retirement, he and Jill traveled the United States in their RV, doing their best to see as much of the country as they could. They then settled in Marsing, Idaho with one of their daughters to enjoy the more moderate weather. Roger is preceded in death by his first wife, Nanett Noaker and their infant son, Keith Roger; his beloved brother Willard Berry; and his parents, Frank and Evalene Berry. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jill; son Brian (Tami) Mayer, two beautiful granddaughters, Anika and Teah; daughter Romaine (Curt) Nelson; daughter Johnna (David) Bara; daughter Rebecca (Jeff) Wasson, and two more beautiful granddaughters, Montana and Fallon; sister Marlene (Jack) Stears; sister Viola (Bill) Friesner; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 13th at the Community Center in Marsing, at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Roger's name to the Marsing Senior Center for all of the help they have given to him and his wife. Service Information

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