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Roger Root

Roger Clayton Root

Monday, July 24th, 1944 - Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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Obituary

ROGER CLAYTON ROOT,
74 of Cass City, died Sunday, July 21, 2019 in Courtney Manor, Bad Axe following a lengthy illness. He was born July 24, 1944 in Cass City to Clayton Claude and Luella Jessie (Holtz) Root.

Roger graduated from Cass City High School in 1962. He was a hard working crop farmer on his family’s Centennial farm and sold seed corn for Jacques seeds. An insurance agent, Roger was former president of Sebewaing Mutual Insurance Company. He also served as president of the Elkland Township Zoning Board. For over forty years, Roger loved playing softball and pitched for a fastpitch church league.
He enjoyed deer hunting and bowled on a league for many years. He looked forward to early morning card games with his farming friends and belonged to a Euchre club for many years. Roger was an avid Michigan State Spartan Fan. He proudly wore his baseball hat that read, “I’m the boss”.

Roger is survived by his children: Barbara (Anthony) Proia of Dunedin, FL; Roger Charles “Buzz” (Rebecca) Root of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren: Christopher, Catherine, Axel; brother-in-law: George McKee of Lapeer. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Maxine McKee, Amy (Frank) Nemeth.

Funeral service held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with
Chaplain Richard Barrigar of Compassus Hospice officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice of Cass City. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

Visitation: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Kranz Funeral Home Cass City
    Address
    6850 Main St.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Kranz Funeral Home Cass City
    Address
    6850 Main St.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Kranz Funeral Home Cass City
    Address
    6850 Main St.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Richard Barriger
  • Interment

    Location
    Elkland Township Cemetery
    Address
    6897 E. Cass City Road
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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John Battel

Posted at 08:25pm
Roger and I were neighbor farm kids growing up two miles apart. We were also church kids at Fraser Presbyterian Church . Alot of great times and memories. Bless you Roger as you rest in heaven. Your pal, John Battel.
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Posted at 09:13am
Barb, Tony, Chris and Catherine, We are sending our love and sympathies to all of you at this very difficult time. With love to you all,
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Posted at 07:47am
Our deepest condolences. From Bob, Donna, Racheal and Paige Biebel
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Janice Williams

Posted at 06:13am
My deepest condolences to Barb and the family. May you rest in peace Roger. I will miss you always. You were a joy to be around with so many great stories of your life with your family. God has called you home to walk beside him. Rejoice in heaven Roger God has set you free. Sending love and prayers to all of Roger's family. Go in peace to serve the Lord Roger.
With sincere condolences
Janice Williams (Roger always called me Jan)
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S. Briggs

Posted at 11:38pm
To Roger Root and family: I send my sincerest condolences. I am with you in spirit as he will always be.
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