We were saddened to receive the news from John Johnson and Chuck Poczik that Roger Stiles, 85, from Plymouth, IN passed away. Roger belonged to St Joe Valley and judged many license trials and federations. Chuck and Roger judged many trials together through the years and covered many miles together. You will forever be in our hearts as you live on through the many stories and memories through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. I'm sure they would tell you--
Roger Stiles Family is not having any service until after Coronavirus-19, and said anyone wanting to send can send it to St Joe Beagle club in Roger's name.
Roger Dean Stiles
March 9, 1935 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 85)
Roger Dean Stiles, 85, passed away at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver in the early morning hours on Sunday, May 3rd after he was afflicted with myelodysplastic syndrome.
Roger was born at home in a house on the curves of Highway 17 on March 9, 1935 to Elizabeth (Gowland) and Robert (Bill) Stiles. He was a life-long resident of Marshall County. He had three brothers; Ernest, Robert (Bobby), and Terry. He also had a sister, Linda Stiles Fleck.
On August 7, 1964 Roger married Jeanette Dominski Kaser in the Rex Street home they shared together for 35 years. When he married Jeanette he became an instant father to three children; Alanna, Stanley, and Tina. Roger embraced his father role energetically with enthusiasm, caring and responsibility. A foster son, Michael Holland, was welcomed into the family later.
Roger worked for both 7UP and then Coca Cola, having retired as Sales Manager after 37 years of service. Recently he said when computers started to be used in the normal operations of business he knew it was time for him to retire. Roger started as a route delivery man and was eventually promoted to Sales Manager. He always had many stories to tell of his sales and delivery experiences. Due to his extensive delivery routes, he was our GPS Go-To Person when we needed directions.
Roger served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1963. For a period of time, Roger was also owner of a Phillips 66 gas station located in Plymouth.
A long-time hobby for Roger was his participation in dog field trials. He was not only a member of the St. Joseph Valley Beagle Club but also held offices on the board of directors, including President. He was successful in getting 3 of his prized dogs to Field Trial Champion status. During this time he operated Ro-Shann Beagles Kennel. Due to his experience, he was sought after to be a judge at field trials throughout the Midwest and Southern states.
Survivors include children Alanna Kaser (Bill) Reynolds, Stanley (Mary Jo) Kaser, Tina Kaser Morales. Also, brother Terry Stiles and sister Linda Stiles Fleck. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also have fond memories of “Pops”.
Those who preceded him in death are his parents, Robert (Bill) and Elizabeth Stiles, his spouse Jeanette, brothers Ernest and Robert (Bobby) Stiles, son-in-law Louis Morales and foster son Mike Holland.
Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to the current health concerns, a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Valley Beagle Club, 55394 Country Club Rd, South Bend, IN 46619 or Marshall County Council on Aging, 1305 W. Harrison St., Plymouth, IN 46563.
Elkhart Cremation Services is being entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the website www.elkhartcremation.com