Rodger "Papu" L. Parker, 75, of Walkerton, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Rodger was born in South Bend, IN, on October 20, 1943 to Ledger and Vera (Metz) Parker.
On February 28, 1967 in Mishawaka, IN, he married Patricia Miller who survives. Also surviving are his children, Kimberly Parker of Michigan City and James Parker of La Porte; granddaughter, Chelsey Kamleiter of Rochester; sister, Jan (John) Kolberg of Mishawaka; 2 dogs, Tessa and Bear; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a few brothers and sisters.
Rodger was self employed in property management. He enjoyed cooking and gardening. Rodger enjoyed flowers and loved caring for animals.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 5 pm on September 21, 2019 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Roger Ash officiating.
A time of visitation will be held from 2 pm until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Patricia Parker, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.
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