Roger L. Umbaugh, 75, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
He was born on December 24, 1945, in Plymouth, Indiana to Herschell and Gladys (Bailey) Umbaugh. He would graduate from Plymouth High School with the class of 1963. He would go on to attend Valparaiso University and graduated with his Bachelor’s in accounting, and then achieve his CPA.
He would serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. until his Honorable Discharge.
Roger married his college sweetheart, Carol J. Mais, in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1965.
He worked as a CPA for municipalities as a financial advisor for the state of Indiana in areas which included school projects, hospitals, and libraries. His children learned a strong sense of right or wrong in business, as Roger would never compromise.
Roger was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Plymouth and the Rotary Club of Plymouth.
He was an avid outdoorsman and big conservationist. Roger was involved in every aspect he could from maintaining property to the reintroductions of Canadian Geese and wild turkeys. He loved adventure trips and new experiences.
He was happiest running around on his tractor, but above all he was incredibly proud of his grandchildren.
Roger is survived by his wife, Carol, and children: Susan R. (Steve) Wilson of Carmel, IN and Jeff A. (Jennifer) Umbaugh of Plymouth; grandchildren: Mackenzie, Kyle, Shad, Ryan and Rebecca; and his brother, Mike (Pam Carlberg) Umbaugh.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021, from 11-1 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1314 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Eric Ahlemeyer officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Pheasants Forever, Inc., 1783 Buerkle Circle, St. Paul, MN 55110.
Rhonda Thompson says
Our family was very honored to know such an amazing man. Our hearts are saddened and he was loved and will be greatly missed by our family.
Dale Cramer says
Roger was a pleasure to work with on Economic Development community projects. He was a great mentor. His generosity, both financially & self involvement, was an inspiration to all. He will be greatly missed! Carol, Susan, Jeff & family: may you cherish the many wonderful memories of Roger.
Godspeed my friend!
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
We send you our deepest sympathy.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Steve Palbykin says
My deepest most sincere condolences to Roger’s family.
Many good times and great memories will forever be with me.
Roger will be missed deeply.
God bless him and the Umbaugh family.
Phil Mac Farlane says
Farewell to my Best Friend. All too often men don’t tell each other how much they have meant to each other. The trips taken with our families, hunting trips, and the days spent with our chain saws cutting trees and splitting wood. Learning from each other’s successes and failures. I’ll treasure all of these in my heart until we meet again. Phil
Tami Ringer says
Leaves an amazing legacy.
Well done good and faithful servant.
Much love and gratitude.
The Jon Ringer Family.
Terrie Davis says
Carol, sorry for your loss. Praying for your families 🙏🙏🙏
Jeannette Teall says
My deepest heartfelt sympathy is extended to Carol, Susan, Jeff and their families at the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Carol I treasure the memory of Russ and I staying at your Pagosa Spring’s Cabin. I’m praying for you all to have the strength to navigate your new life’s journey.
Karen Benner says
Roger was always kind and giving. I will be forever grateful for all that he and Carol gave to the Neighborhood Center. Sending love and prayers to the family.
Maria & Craig Bruce says
Deepest condolences to Carol, Susan, Jeff and families.
Fond memories of times shared with you all in the African bush and Roger’s love of wildlife and the African experience will always be remembered.
Christine Van Vactor says
Dave and I can’t imagine life without Roger. We enjoyed such fun trips from Vegas to South Africa and back. We enjoyed the trips to Barothy and many dinners at the Corn Dance. Our adventures began as neighbors out on Woodland Manor.
Our prayers to Carol, Susan, Jeff and families. We will miss our dear friend.
Christine Van Vactor says
Dave and I are so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing.
We have so many memories starting as neighbors on Manor Drive. We traveled everywhere from Vegas to South Africa and back. We shared many fun filled weekends in Barothy, MI with many new friends.
Our prayers are with Carol, Susan, Jeff and families.
Teresa and Mark Seago says
To the Umbaugh Family – May our Lord Bless and Comfort you during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan Ringle says
My sympathies to all of Roger’s loved ones. He will always be part of my childhood memories! He will be missed.
Dick & Karen Stettler says
Jeff and Family. Our deepest condolences for all of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 🙏🙏
Angie Rice says
I am so sorry for your loss. May you hold onto all the wonderful memories that you hold dearly in your heart. And take comfort in knowing that you will see him again one day in heaven. Sincerely, Angie
Leslie Collins says
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary, Leslie, Kathy, Kelly & John Umbaugh and Families
Elaine Guntz-Overdorf says
To the Umbaugh family,
I wish to extend my condolences and prayers to Carol and you all. Even though I did not work in the Plymouth office with him daily I still had many opportunities over the 10 years with the firm to interact with Roger. He was a pleasure to get to know and work with. He really did make a difference to the clients and others with his work. I wish you peace and prayers.
Any Scott says
May the Lord give you comfort and peace as you grieve. Roger is walking the streets of gold and is no longer in pain. One day we will meet again.
I have been so blessed to know Roger. Our families have gone on many adventures together. I will cherish the walks on the trails,
learning to drive the golf cart,
and swimming in the pond.
Carol, Susan, Jeff, and family members you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Michelle Stefan says
You have our deepest condolences for the loss of Mr. Roger .
We are praying for peace and comfort for the family.
Tod and Ellen Stillson says
Praying for the entire family as you mourn your loss.
Mary Lou Leavell Bernett says
Dear Carol, Jeff, and Susan,
I am so sorry to read about Roger’s death. Please know that my heart goes out to all of you as you deal with this huge hole in your family. I loved knowing and being a friend to you, and especially loved working with Rog on financial issues when I was Auditor, he taught me sooo much.
TJ, Steve, and I will all be praying for you. Please take care and blessings.
Mary Lou Leavell Bernett
Suzanne M Gibson says
WE THE MEMBERS OF THE VFW AUXILIARY 1162 IN PYMOUTH INDIANA
ARE SADDEN TO HEAR OF ROGER’S PASSING WE WANT TO HONOR ROGER BY THANKING HIM FOR HIS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS ENITIRE FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS
GOD SPEED ROGER
VFW AUXILIARY 1162