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Mr. Roger Ray Carper
  • Burr Oak Community Schools Recreation Program
    326 Eagle Street
    Burr Oak, MI 49030

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“Connie, I'm so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. I'm a Viet Nam Vet also & have witnessed first hand, the effects of agent orange. I did get to see...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Larry Sharp - Dripping Springs, TX

“Connie,Please accept my condolences upon Roger's passing. As a fellow classmate, he will be remembered by the B.O. Class of 1964.I will pass on the...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: kirk root - elkhart, IN

“If the father was anything like his son I missed knowing a great guy since i never had the pleasure of meeting him. Very sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Smead

“We will always remember Roger for the gentleness he extended to our students. Our love for Connie, Theresa, Tim and families is heartfelt. God bless! ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Terry and Lanette Conklin - MI

“Connie, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Fanning - North Port, FL

“Connie and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you all comfort and peace during this time. Linda and Dan Wojciechowski ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Linda & Dan Wojciechowski - IN

“So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jim & Tammy Saxman (Hibschman) - FL

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BE OF COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“Connie, Sue and I are sadden to hear of Rogers passing. I know I speak for the rest of the family when I say, you and your family are in our thoughts...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Dave Miars - Constantine, MI

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


Roger Ray Carper age 71 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home from Agent Orange exposure he received while serving in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.
He was born November 25, 1945 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Gerald Ray and Wilma May (Fieberkorn) Carper.
Roger was a lifelong Sturgis and Burr Oak area resident and a graduate of Burr Oak High School with the class of 1964.
On November 6, 1971 he married Constance Cary in Bronson.
Roger retired from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis following 33 ½ years of dedicated employment as a Journeyman Millwright. Following his retirement he worked as manager and groundskeeper at Leidy Lake Campground in Colon.
He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Burr Oak.
Rodger was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War earning the rank of SP-4. He enjoyed farming; tinkering on his computer and loved time spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren and could always be found at their many sporting events.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 45 years: Constance; one daughter: Theresa (Joe) Reed of Sturgis; one son: Timothy (Melissa) carper of White Pigeon; seven grandchildren: Annmarie, Andrew, Nathan, Kimberlee, Brandon, AJ and Alison; one sister: carol Minger and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law: Fred Minger.
In accordance with Roger's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak. The Rev. Kurt Kuhlmann of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Burr Oak will officiate. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Posy #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284 is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Carper's memory consider the Burr Oak Community Schools Recreation Program, 326 Eagle St., Burr Oak, MI 49030.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.