Roger Leroy Meyer

 

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Roger Meyer

Roger Leroy Meyer, 63, of Lynnwood, Washington, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at his home with his family around. He succumbed to complications from congestive heart failure, which he had been battling for eleven years.

Roger was born on November 11, 1952. He was raised in Indiana and graduated from South Ripley High School. At the age of 22, he joined the US Navy and served his country for five years. His favorite phrase when he tells stories about his experience to his kids is “When I was on board ship” … which became a catch phrase in the Meyer household.

Roger’s hobbies included fishing, playing golf, and watching sports with his family. He loved fishing so much that he became a captain of a charter fishing boat in Hawaii. You can brag all you want when you catch an 8-lb fish but that means nothing to Roger because his normal day at the sea is catching a 400-lb marlin.

Roger worked as a club manager and warehouse worker at the Naval Supply Center in Pearl Harbor. He was a Lead Supply Specialist at Johnston Island, Hawaii, for Raytheon Engineers. It is at this same company where he met his wife, Agnes. They got married in November 1992 and moved to Indiana in February 1993. He held jobs in Indiana, Alabama, and Washington. His career culminated with the Suquamish Clearwater Casino as a Purchasing Agent.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Mabel, one of his “best friends” Sunshine, a Shih Tzu. He is survived by his wife Agnes; daughters Tracy and Kris; son Ivan and daughter-in-law Tina; family pet Chico (Chihuahua); sisters Rita (Tom) Cassidy and Ruth Dalbec; brother Jim (Connie) Meyer; and several other relatives, friends, and co-workers. He will be greatly missed.

His body will be cremated and his remains will be scattered in Dewberry, Indiana.

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8 Responses to “Roger Leroy Meyer”

  • Alvin and Marilu Aganon says:

    We are praying for you during your time of loss. We want to let you know that we are here for you if you need anything.

  • Alvin E. Aganon says:

    Roger, in our hearts you are and will always be the unselfish person who loves and cares for his family. We will greatly miss you…

  • Alice Bundalian says:

    Roger, you have touched so many lives. Life will never be the same without you. You will be greatly missed. Farewell, Rest in Peace and be with our Lord Almighty.

  • Rita Cassidy says:

    I will always remember when you had to be my “nurse” after that knee surgery back in 1969. I appreciated it more than you knew.

  • Craig D. Castner says:

    Roger’s nickname at South Ripley was “Kansas”. We classmates affectionately gave him that because he always wore white hightop Converse tennis shoes as the Kansas A’s pro baseball team just started wearing white spikes in the late 60s-early 70s. Everybody had a nickname then. “Kansas” was a nice guy and well liked by his fellow Raiders.I am sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Raj Vhan says:

    I am keeping good thoughts in my prayers for you and your family during this time.

    All the best to you and your family as you heal.

  • Tracy and Shirley Lemon says:

    Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. Roger will be remembered as a kind, honest and respectable man. We hope that the loving memories you have shared help you through this difficult time.

  • Chad Rankin says:

    I recently loss my father as well. Nothing anyone says will really help with the loss of someone close to you, but just know I’m a great listener if you need to talk. You’re an awesome, sweet, and smart girl, Tracy; I know your dad was proud of you. Hang in there. Hug.

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