Roger Dale Sevarns, 71, of McMillan, died Wednesday afternoon June 17, 2020 at U.P. Health Systems-Marquette. Born September 28, 1948 in Newberry, son of the late Arthur and Hazel (Maule) Sevarns, Roger was a graduate of Newberry High School. On February 15, 1968, he enlisted in the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge on February 8, 1970 and continued serving in the Army Reserves until February 14, 1974. Roger held several employments during his lifetime and resided downstate where he was a custodial foreman at the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo federal buildings until his retirement. Roger moved back to the area in 1997 where he resided in Newberry and recently in McMillan. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, Roger is preceded in death by his siblings Arthur Jr., Robert “Jiggs”, Charles, Dorine Kabell, Cora Manning and Viola Troop. Survivors include his loving wife, the former Florence Babcock of McMillan, whom he married April 10, 1971 in Newberry; daughters Melinda Sevarns of Las Vegas, Nevada, Christina Sevarns of Newberry and Shannon (Tim Schuknecht) Sevarns of Cedar Springs; grandchildren Allen, Ricky, William, Ashley, Jennifer, Samantha, Emily, Samantha, Kelsey, Anna, Mara, Iain and Saoirse; ten great-grandchildren; siblings LeRoy Sevarns and James (Polly) Sevarns all of Newberry, Luke (Doris) Sevarns of Manistique and Ella Engram of Kentucky.
A graveside military service conducted by the American Legion Post #74 and the United States Army Honor Guard will be held Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family