Roy Sylvester Harger, age 89, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.
Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Burial will take place at Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, MI. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Roy was born in Clinton County, MI, on November 11, 1930, the son of Frank Sylvester and Maybelle (Taylor) Harger. He graduated from Maple Rapids High School with the class of 1949. On June 14, 1951 he married DeLoris Jean Wilber in Ovid, MI.
Roy retired from the Clinton County Road Commission in 1991. He farmed his fathers land for several years and raised cows, pigs and horses. He took many trips with his horses across the state. Roy and his daughter Mona enjoyed woodworking together and they traveled to many craft shows to sell their projects. Roy enjoyed camping trips with his family to Ludington. He coached his sons little league teams for many years. He volunteered with God's Outreach Mission in Maple Rapids, taking many trips to Detroit, Flint and West Virginia delivering food and clothing to people in need.
He was a proud member of the Ithaca VFW and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Roy was a member of the Maple Rapids United Methodist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years DeLoris Harger of St. Johns, MI, children: Mona and Marlin Kindel of Maple Rapids, MI, David and Nancy Harger of Ithaca, MI, Keith Harger of St. Johns, MI, Trina and Richard Fitzsimmons of Ottawa, Canada, 6 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Chad Harger, brother Edwin (Betty) Harger, sister Imogene (Oliver "Bud") Beck, brother Vernon (Beverly) Harger, nephews: Donald (Debbie) Beck, Ronnie (Bonnie) Harger, Dale Harger, Pat Wilcox.
Memorials may be made to Maple Rapids United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.
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