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Mr. Roger Alden Heald
  • February 13, 1929 - August 5, 2013
  • Charlotte, Michigan

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Roger Alden Heald, 84, of Charlotte, formerly of Vermontville, died Monday, August 05, 2013. Roger was born February 13, 1929, in Ionia, the oldest son of Alden and Ilda (Blystone) Heald. Roger worked 42 years for General Motors, mostly in receiving. Many will remember Roger as a quiet man who loved his family. His children recall the hours Roger spent in games in the yard with them and his grandchildren. Roger loved the outdoors spending hours in the marsh behind the house cutting wood. Together Barbara and Roger traveled around the country visiting the entire east coast, many of the southern states and northern Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Heald; daughters, Jody (David) McLane of Arizona, Catherine (Scott) Ommen of Vermontville and Beth Beebe of Charlotte; grandchildren Peter (Amber) McLane, Zachary (Sarah) McLane, Alaina (Trent) Graham, Brielle Ommen, and Mariah, Perry and Isobel Beebe; great-granddaughter Eva Graham; brother Stanford Heald; and sister-in-law Sharon Coop er. He is predeceased by his brothers, Elmer Stuart Heald, Robert Heald and Miles Heald; and an infant grandson, Joel McLane. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Vermontville with Roger's son-in-law, Rev. David McLane officiating. Visitation will take place from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, August 9, 2013 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Memorial contributions may be to Eaton Community Palliative Care. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prayfuneral.com http://www.prayfuneral.com.