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Roger A. Purchase

Luther, Lake County, Michigan, USA
Death 25 Feb 2008 (aged 69)
Luther, Lake County, Michigan, USA
Burial Luther, Lake County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 25270918 · View Source
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Roger A. Purchase of Luther, Michigan, entered eternal life on Monday February 25, 2008 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was 69 years old.

Roger was born December 9, 1938 to Bert and Ona Mae (Demory) Purchase and was a 1956 graduate of Luther High School. He married his high school sweetheart Ruth Novak.

Roger was a resident of the Scottville/Ludington area where he became a master electrician. He was employed with the International Brothers of Electrical Workers from whom he retired in 2001. He enjoyed the outdoors and took many hunting trips to Alaska, Canada, Florida and the Western states with his father, sons, brothers, and friends.

Music was a big part of his life and he formed his own country western band the "County Playboys" who played with 17 Grand Ole Opry stars including Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, and Mickey Gilley.

Roger is survived by his sons Rodney (Carolyn) of Fenton and Randall (Kelly Hill) of Monroe; daughters Robin (Alton) Hoard of Scottville and Rita (David) DuPree of Walhalla; grandchildren Nicole, Travis, Janell, Ryan, Shania and Brandon and great grandchildren Madison, Jordan and Collin. Also surviving are brothers Leon (Paula) of Traverse City, Jack (Betty) and Denny (Joyce) both of Luther, Elwin (Joyce) of Tustin and Arland (Flo) of Custer and sisters Arlene Beebe, Edith Purchase, and Judy (Tom) Long all of Luther and Linda Benham of Hart. He will also be missed by his special friend Jessie Seeman of Luther.

Visitation: Thursday February 28, 2008 from noon to 2:00 PM at the Lions Club of Luther.

Funeral services: Thursday February 28, 2008 at 2:00PM at the Lions Club of Luther with Rev. Kenneth Simons officiating.

Memorials: Purchase Pavillion, P.O. Box 133, Luther, MI.

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