March 11, 1950 - December 26, 2021
Roger Dale Lopez, 71, of Bay City, our beloved, loving, helpful, adventurous, wise prankster and wonderful patriarch was born into eternal life unexpectedly on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at McLaren Bay Region. Roger was born in Bay City on March 11, 1950, the son of the late Ynez and Velma (Dietlein) Lopez. He was a graduate of T.L. Handy High School with the Class of 1969. After high school, Roger went on to work as a welder for Defore Ship Building Company. He retired from The Dow Chemical Company, where he was a master welder for 30 years. Roger was an avid baseball fan, but above all, his true love was camping with his kids and grandkids. He will be deeply missed, yet lovingly remembered for generations to come. To carry on his legacy, Roger leaves his children, Lynnette (Barry) Schmidt, Roger (Laura) Lopez II, Matthew (Amanda) Lopez, and their mother, Catherine Lopez; special friend, Nancy Groulx and her children, Tina Shaw and Michael (Michelle) Groulx; beloved grandchildren, who were the lights of his life, Aaron Schmidt, Hailey, Marissa, Victoria, and Elena Lopez; sisters, Barbara Gorney and Estrella Lopez; brothers, Gary (Bev) and Ronald (Karin) Lopez; in-laws, Jerilynn Lopez, Vicky Lopez, Anna Lopez, and Grace Lopez; Nancy’s grandchildren, Sarah Dettloff, Calyb Shaw, Connor Shaw, Kaylei Groulx, and Kyle Groulx, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends at the 7 – Eleven. In addition to Roger’s parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert (Nga) Lopez, Terrence (Lauren) Lopez, William, John, and Greg Lopez, and nephews, William II, Ernest, and Steve Lopez. Roger’s family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, January 2, 2022, from 1:00 PM until the 3:00 PM Memorial Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. The ceremony will be livestreamed and may be viewed by clicking the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/8949592428 Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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