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Roger Berner

June 17, 1936 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 84)

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Roger C. Berner, age 84, of Defiance, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at his residence in Defiance. 
He was born on June 17, 1936 to Calvin and Elizabeth (Bishop) Berner in Lockport, New York.  Roger proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. On February 14, 1966  he married Dorothy May (Koller) Berner, who resides in Defiance. 
Roger worked for over 52 years as a Millwright at General Motors until his retirement. He was a member of  Defiance AmVets #1991, VFW #3360, Eagles #372, and Moose Lodge #2094. He enjoyed fishing, stamp collecting, and buying new trucks. Roger was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Roger will be sadly missed by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy May Berner of Defiance, his two daughters;  Angela Campisano of Sarasota, FL, and Elizabeth (Jerry) Rauber of Defiance, and his six sons; Roger (Maxine) Berner, Jr. of Sarasota, FL, Carl (Pam) Berner of Lockport, NY, Kert (Dana) Berner of Lockport, NY,  Gerald (Kim) Berner of Burt, NY, Ted (Candi) Berner of Defiance, and Chuck (Denise) Berner of Defiance. He also leaves behind his sister Carol, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Eric John Witsoe, and his brother, Richard.
Visitation and funeral services are private. Burial will take place at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery, with graveside military rites accorded by AmVets #1991. Masks and social distancing are required. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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November 14, 2020

11:30 AM
Riverside Cemetery

Defiance, OH 43512

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