Sunday, September 17, 2023

Roger White

Roger White, 90, passed away September 4, 2023, from natural causes at his home.

Roger was born on March 1st, 1933 to Martha Shea and Clyde R. White in Detroit, Michigan. His childhood was spent in Dubuque, Iowa, attending the Cathedral for grade school, before returning to Detroit for his last year of high school. He graduated there from St. Cecilia’s in 1951, going on to obtain a degree in Education from Wayne State and his Masters from Eastern Michigan University. In the mid 1950’s, Roger was drafted into the Army where he served as a teacher for two years.

During his time at Wayne State, Roger met his wife, Mary Ann, at a church-sponsored dance. They were married in 1959 and recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Roger and Mary Ann went on to have five children: Charles, John, Stephen, Suzanne, and Catherine.

During his lifetime, Roger taught elementary school in Livonia, before moving to Fowlerville where he owned and operated a local farm. After passing the farm to some of his children, Roger went on to own a local convenience store, afterwards, retiring and spending his time in Florida and his home in Fowlerville.

Roger is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his sister, Rosemary; his five children; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass and luncheon were held in Roger’s honor at St. Agnes in Fowlerville on Tuesday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. Donations in honor of Roger may be made to the Detroit Capuchin soup kitchen.

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at 

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