- March 15, 1949 - November 14, 2012
- Dowagiac, Michigan
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Roger Allen Oiler, 63 of Dowagiac, died Wednesday November 14 at his home.
Roger was born March 15th, 1949 in Jackson Ohio, the son of Wilber and Mildred (Dixon) Oiler, he resided there until enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. Roger went on to serve our country in Vietnam in 1968 and was honorably discharged. Upon his return from service he moved to Michigan for employment and worked as a supervisor for Michigan Standard Alloy for many years until they closed the plant. He was a hard worker, and had many jobs, including running his own businesses.
He soon met Rose Ann Pelley (resides in Berrien Springs). They had two children; Shawn Allen Oiler resides in Berrien Springs and Shannon Marie (Oiler) Little, resides in Kalamazoo Michigan with her husband Brad Aaron Little, and Rogers greatest joy, his grandchild, Brody Allen Little, who loved to spend time with his grandfather from fishing, hunting, to weekend trips at his grandfathers home. Brody was always his first priority. Roger had a sense of humor that always prompted laughter with those around him. He valued his friendships deeply. Roger enjoyed many past time activities, he was a wonderful cook and enjoyed sharing his creations with his friends. He was known around the Sister Lakes area for making sausage with a variety of flavors from scratch. It was in high demand from the local area to Chicago. There was no limit to what he could do and always gave 100 percent. He touched so many lives in so many ways he is so deeply missed.
He is survived by Rose , his son Shawn, his daughter Shannon (Brad Little) Grandson Brody, Mother Mildred Oiler, sisters Vivian Nichols & Dorene Rader, 4 brothers, Johnny Oiler, Terry Oiler, of Jackson Ohio, Paul Oiler of Benton Harbor, and Rodney Oiler of Napolean Ohio. Roger was preceded in death by brothers Frank, Jerry, Rudy, Brian, & Father Wilber. Roger will be laid to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery on Friday November twenty third at 10:00AM.