Roger Dale Levitz, Sr., 68, of Bristol passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on February 11, 1951 in LaGrange, Indiana to Carl E. and Helen E. Levitz, Sr. On June 15, 1974 at 8th Street Mennonite Church in Goshen he married Diana Wiederman.
Roger graduated from Concord High School class of 1969. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam where he received the purple heart medal. Roger retired from NIPSCO as a line operator and he was a Union steward and grievance counselor for over 30 years and was member of the United Steel Workers of America Union. Roger was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting. He brought laughter and joy to many people and he will be greatly missed. The greatest love Roger had was spending time with his grandchildren camping and fishing. He was the first one everyone called if they needed something fixed, or his advice. His number was like a life line for the family. We will all miss his wisdom and his love.
Roger is survived by his wife, of 45 years, Diana Levitz of Bristol, their children; Missy (Gary) Price of Goshen, Ericka (David) Schieber of Elkhart, Roger Dale (Bridget) Levitz, Jr. of New Paris and his grandchildren; Brittney (Bryan) Knight, Kayla (Jason) Wozniak, Dustin (Heather ) Levitz, Colin Schieber, Kennedy Schieber, Molly Levitz and Madison Levitz and his great-grandchildren; Landyn, Kharsyn, Brexley, Brigham, Reeslynn, Ryker and Liam. He is also survived by his sister; Phyllis Troyer of Elkhart, Diane Mills of Edwardsburg, Connie Roose of Goshen, Brenda Beachy of Elkhart, and his brother Carl (Shirley) Levitz, Jr. of Elkhart. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Chantell Levitz, his grandson Coty Levitz and his brothers-in-law Bruce Troyer and Phil Roose.
Visitation will be from 2- 4 and 6-8 pm on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 4651. Funeral services will be at 11am on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Crossroads Community Church, 57415 Alpha Drive, Goshen, IN 46528 where friends can visit one hour before the funeral services. Interment will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations in memory of Roger may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KA 66675-8516. Online condolences to the Levitz family may be made on the funeral home website.
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Wounded Warrior Project
PO BOX 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516