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    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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“I remember all the good times Craig and I had with you when we lived in Battle Creek. Roger was a good guy - my sympathies go to you Val, Lonnie and...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Janice Brennan - Oglesby, IL

“I don't really know what to say because nothing seems like enough. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was a...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Rebecca Lieberman Scherer - MI

“I'm sorry for your loss Val.You know Peter and I are just a phone call away if you need to sorry we can't e there with Peter I dialysis. We...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Dorothyk Brink - Elkin, NC

“We are so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. We worked with Roger many years ago and attended his and Valerie's wedding. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Bob and Ruth Clark - Battle Creek, MI

“I will miss him . David Conklin ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: David Conklin - Battle Creek, MI

“Sorry to hear of Rogers passing. Him and I were buddies in high school and after high school. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Frank Mccomb - The villages, FL

“My sincere sympathy to the Roger's family, the news of his passing saddened my day. He was a true friend and a great person. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret Trunick - Cold Spring, KY

“Sorry to hear of Roger's passing, I went to school with him. SHS 1967 ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Garland Lynn - Ceresco, MI

“My prayers and thoughts are with you all! ❤ ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Thomason / Paradine - MI

“Val, Heather and Lonnie, I am so sorry to hear of his passing! My heart and prayers are with each of you as well my love. Please call me if you need...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Stiles - Battle Creek, MI

“Val and family sorry to hear about Roger. Hugs and love Theresa Combs ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: theresa Combs - Battle Ceek, MI

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Roger Lee Hodge of Battle Creek, MI

Roger, age 71, died Saturday afternoon, August 15, 2020 in Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI.

Roger, the son of Lonnie F. and Abbie J. (Thurman) Hodge was born in Hot Springs, VA on July 22, 1949; moved to this area as an infant and was a 1967 graduate of Springfield High School. He served his Country honorably and nobly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was in country with the American Division, Company E of the 46th Infantry as a Sergeant. Roger continued to serve at the Veterans Administration Medical Center of Battle Creek as the Supervisor of the Warehouse, retiring in 2006 after 32 years of faithful service. He enjoyed football and baseball; going to the library; fishing; Starbucks Coffee and walking or having his Furry Friend, Finnigen ride along in the car. Roger was the family's rock, he took care of everyone and made sure we all knew we were loved deeply.

Roger was united in marriage to the former, Valerie L. Paradine in Battle Creek on June 18, 1977. Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Val; his daughter, Heather J. Van Ameyden of Battle Creek; his son, Lonnie V. Hodge of Battle Creek; two precious grandsons, Taran and Bryce Van Ameyden; his Chosen Mother, Nancy R. Hodge of Warm Springs, VA; his mother-in-law, Jean Smith of Battle Creek; a ½ sister, Sheila England of Soody Daisy, TN and a ½ brother Jim (Ann) Thurman of TN and many nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; special aunt, Charlotte Trumble and special cousin, Jean Craig.

Due to the government restrictions, the Graveside Service to celebrate Roger's life will be by invitation only on Monday, August 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI with the United States Army Honor Guard and the Fort Custer Honor Guard bestowing full military honors and Pastors Cheryl and KC Jones of the Rhema Word Outreach, officiating. The service will be Livestreamed for everyone else and may be viewed by visiting or the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Roger's honor may be directed to ones favorite Veterans Group or the Rhema Word Outreach. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek is assisting Roger's family.