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Roger Lessig

Roger Neil Lessig, 92, of Vanlue, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family early Tuesday morning, April 25, 2023, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born on June 29, 1930, to the late Lloyd Earl and Violetta (Patterson) Lessig, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 9, 1952, Roger married Nancy J. Roberts, and would spend 64 years of marriage together, until Nancy’s death in 2015.
Following high school, Roger joined the U.S. Army, seeing active duty in the Korean War. After his service, Roger would spend his career working in the window industry as a glazier for Pittsburg Plate Glass and Bendix Autolite.
Roger was a lifelong member of East Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Findlay. In his free time Roger loved to hunt for arrowheads and morel mushrooms, gardening (especially planting trees), flipping houses with his wife and children and attending his many grandchildren’s sporting events. He was also an accomplished woodworker, making all kinds of toys and crafts. In his younger days Roger and Nancy loved to travel – especially to Hawaii and Jamaica. Roger never missed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy each evening with his wife and then children, usually winning.
Roger is survived by his children, Jennifer (Al) Stansbery, Beverly Macke, Tony (Coleen) Lessig, Cindy (Jon) Hagerty, Gina (Tim) Vaughn and Teresa (Keith) Thomas; and his favorite seventh child, his beloved dachshund, “The Duchess of Vanlue.” Roger is also survived by brothers, Jim (Sally) Lessig and Bob (Julia) Lessig; sisters, Verna (Jack) Ogg and Marilyn (David and James) Searson. Roger was the proud grandfather to 19, great-grandfather to 25 and great-great-grandfather to five.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard (Virginia) Lessig; sister-in-law, Sally, and brothers-in-law, Jack, David Smith and James Searson.
Roger sadly passed away due to complications of COVID. Visitation for Roger will be held on Friday, April 28, from 4-8 p.m. at Coldren Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, and then again on Saturday, April 29, from 10-11 a.m. at East Zion Methodist Church, Findlay. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at East Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Bright Cemetery.
Contributions in Roger’s memory may be made to Samaritan’s Purse at samaritanpurse.org or Vanlue Veterans Parkway.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at coldrencrates.com.

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