Roger F. Garbers, 81, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at home surrounded by his loved ones.
Born on November 14, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois he was the son of Albert and Mary (Johnson) Garbers.
He attended Steinmetz High School in Chicago graduating with the class of 1958. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army and as a Merchant Seaman.
Roger and Patricia met each other in Chicago working at M&M Mars Company. Roger told his coworker that was the woman that he was going to marry, and on February 6, 1971 in Northlake, Ill two became one. They shared 51 years of wonderful marriage.
Roger was a welder working for Pirod Inc. for over 20 years before retiring. He was known as meticulous, everything just had to be in order. Patricia and everyone that knew Roger well would tell you he was reliable and he always stood up for what was right.
He loved riding his Honda Rebel motorcycle, listening to the blues owning up to over 1,000 cd’s. Roger and his son would often spend time together around a camp fire which became some of his fondest memories.
Patricia and Roger loved to slow dance together in their house, which showed the type of love they had for each other.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of Plymouth; son Roger W. Garbers of Plymouth; brother Bob Lemon of Denver, CO; sisters: Peggy Quick of Bloomington, MN; Margerie Lahr of Clarksville, IA; cousin Sandy; grandchildren: Jade Garbers and Zachary Campos.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 11 am at the funeral home with Life Celebrant James Smart officiating.
Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery.
Jan Traversa says
Dear Patsy and Rogie,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my heart goes out to both of you for I know what you are, and have been going through. Don’t EVER hesitate to ask if there is anything at all I can do to be of help.
Love you, Jan
Deanne Justice says
Pat & Rogie-
Our hearts are broken to hear of the loss of your Roger. I will always have funny and heart touching memories of Roger when we lived on Peach Road-right beside the Garbers!! Roger was always willing to lift a hand to help us with any project we might have been working on. Roger shared his love of the Blues and gave me a tour of the Blues Room. His collection was amazing. We had a Walker Treeing Coon hound find us one night. She had had pups and was starving. She found a big bowl of cat food in the garage and devoured it. We named her Daisy Bell, took her to the vet-she was 40 lbs underweight and covered with ticks. When she met Roger for the first time, I think it was love at first sight. We nursed Daisy back to health. Roger took care of her dog biscuit addiction. Every time he saw her, he made it a point to give her a treat!
Deanne Justice says
Continued from above condolence. Then when Daisy got sick and we had to put her down-Roger went with us to the vet’s office. I knew he loved her that much, he had to be with us. She was a fantastic dog. We buried her with some of Roger & Pat’s other pets. I will never forget Roger & I am crying in the vet’s office when Daisy left us. Mike held up, but Roger & I bawled like babies. We will always love and remember Roger with fondness, he was truly one of a kind. God Bless Pat for loving & caring for Roger during his illness. May God bless her and give her the strength she will need to carry on. We are just a phone call away if you need anything, Roger and Pat were the best neighbors we have had!