Roger C. Winchell
December 9, 1950 - October 3, 2017
Roger C. Winchell, 66, of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at home. He was born December 9, 1950 in Kalamazoo to Elwood and Ethel (Debray) Winchell. Roger married Betty Hasenkamp on September 8, 1971 and she survives
He graduated from Pittsford High School in 1969 and went on to serve his country in the United States Army. Roger was on the Litchfield Fire Department from 1977-1997 at which time he retired. He rejoined the Fire Department in 2005 until 2008. He was also a member of the Litchfield City Council from 1983-1991 and T.I.F.A. from 1997-2017. Roger loved to collect gas pumps and wheeling and dealing.
In addition to his wife, Betty, Roger is survived by daughters, Kimberly (Bruce) Covey of Hillsdale and Nicole (Vashawn) White of Horton; sons, James (Karen) Winchell of Jonesville and Michael Winchell of Mt. Pleasant; sister, Katherine (Robert) Waterbury of Coldwater; brothers, George Winchell of Stanton and Gary (Martha) Winchell of Sheridan and grandchildren, Christopher Winchell and Vanden Lee White.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation celebrating the life of Roger C. Winchell will be held Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Litchfield First Baptist Church. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Community Health Center of Branch County Cancer Center.
Arrangements are entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Litchfield.