Roger Heimberger

Roger A. Heimberger

Saturday, February 1st, 1947 - Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Roger A. Heimberger, age 73, of Wooster, passed away, Monday, July 13, 2020 at Life Care Hospice in Wooster where he was surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 1, 1947 in Mansfield to Kenneth and Bessie (Strang) Heimberger.

Roger served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany as a Draftsman during the Vietnam Conflict from April, 1966 - March 1968.

He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Hoff, on November 23, 1968 in Loudonville. She survives.

Roger started out his career working as a Draftsman for the Flxible Bus Co. in Loudonville and then with the Terex Division of G.M. in Hudson. He then became a Designer for the Delphi G.M. Division in Dayton and then in Auburn Hills, MI. He completed his career at Valeo manufacturing in Auburn Hills, MI. before retiring after many years of service.

Following his retirement, he worked for Diversified Transportation in Wooster where he had the opportunity to help with driving others throughout the area while forming lifelong friendships.

He was a lifelong Cleveland Indians baseball fan who also enjoyed baseball card collecting and going to card shows. He and his son Ryan traveled to 17 different ballparks across the country to watch the Indians play. He also enjoyed playing Euchre and was described as being an eternal optimist. He loved spending time with his family and especially watching his grandchildren participate in sports.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, he is survived by a daughter, Lori (Tony) Niro of Wooster and a son, Ryan (April) Heimberger of Galloway; grandchildren, Connor and Lucas Niro of Wooster; a brother, Gene (Shirley) Heimberger of Loudonville; sisters, Donna Martinelli of Columbus and Monna Sparks of Port Orange, Fl.; 15 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins and friends.

His parents preceded him in death.

It was the family’s wish, to have private services and burial at Vermillion Cemetery in Hayesville, Ohio with Pastor Shari Ayers officiating. There will be no public services or calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to either: the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., Miami, FL. 33134 or at:, or with Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Oh. 44691 or at: .

Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster is honored with serving the family.

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Nancy Rex

Posted at 11:13am
To Roger's Family!!! After Miller Cab company quit taking passengers around town,Roger gave me his phone number and told me if I ever needed to go somewhere,just to give him a call. Well, I did that on many occasions over the last few years and Roger always called me the "King". I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He will greatly be missed. R.I.P. Roger!!!!! Nancy Rex

Beth Leslie

Posted at 11:57pm
Dear Sharon, we send you our deepest sympathy and love, and to the rest of the family, too.
What a treasure Roger was! A dear friend to both of us, and to so many others as well. For
all of us, his passing leaves a giant empty space in our lives. He was so kind, always so proud of
his grandchildren, concerned about the state of the country and a good person all around. We
join all his friends in missing him. - Love to you, Sharon, and to your family, -
Your friends, Beth Leslie and Peggy Mawhinney

Larry Simpson

Posted at 08:05pm
Let this tree live on and always be a reminder of who your dad was and what he stood for.
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Jack and Jane Campbell

Posted at 08:30am
We are so very sorry for your loss. Many prayers for all your family. Jack and Jane Campbell

Kathryn Shaheen Wagner

Posted at 08:46am
Sharon, Lori, Ryan and family,

I am so very sorry and saddened. I am hoping Lefty and Roger are discussing Chief Wahoo and baseball.

Roger is a special man with a special family.
I will miss playing Words with Friends with him!

There is so much more to say about Roger, everyone knows how he left positive imprints in our lives.

Kathryn Wagner Shaheen

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