Norman Amil Rogers, 86 1/2, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. He was born on April 1, 1934 in Clyde, Ohio to Dell and Augusta (Gross) Rogers.
Norman grew up and spent his whole life in Clyde.
He was a member of the class of 1953 of Clyde High School. After high school he served in the US Army at the missile base outside Cleveland for 3 years. After discharge, he worked at the Clyde Water Dept. from 1960-1963, Eckrich Meats from 1963-1985 and then as a meter reader for the City of Clyde from 1985 until he retired. He also spent 30 years serving the citizens of Clyde as a devoted member of the Clyde Volunteer Fire Dept. He served the department as a paymaster, First Lieutenant and as Assistant Chief.
Norman had several hobbies, including woodworking, model building, coin collecting, genealogy and studying about WWII. He was passionate about the history of Clyde and worked for the Clyde Museum for many years.
He married the love of his life, Nancy J. Williams on June 11, 1960. The were able to spend 56 1/2 years together. He was a member of the First United Methodist church for over 50 years.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, his parents, Dell and Augusta; stepmothers Inez Rogers and Florence Rogers, brother, Paul Rogers, sister Nancy Bentley and infant son, Stephen G. Rogers.
He is survived by daughter, Laurie (Roger) Williams, with whom he lived for the last 3 years, daughter Amy (Jeff) Schlett, son, Jeff (Jackie Sue) Rogers and son, David (Jennifer) Rogers. Grandchildren; Dr. Alicia Williams; Lindsey Williams,; Megan Schlett; Joshua Schlett; Zach Rogers; Kyle Rogers; Alex Rogers and Addison Rogers, as well as 2 nieces, 3nephew and multiple great nieces and nephews.
There will be a family memorial service on Friday, November 27, 2020 at St. Paul UCC in Bellevue. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery with military rites provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.
The family would suggest, that in lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, be made to the Clyde Fire Department or the Clyde Museum.
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