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1 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Goodman - friend

“May you feel the warm embrace of loving memories and hear happy echoes of the good times you shared.... ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Bonnie Lamie-Schulman - CA

“I have great respect for Roger. Although I only worked with him for a brief time he made a lasting impression on me. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Ryan Colliton

“We only realize how much someone means to us, when they are no longer with us. We are shocked that you left us so soon. We miss you Roger! ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Judy Workings - Oakland, MI

“Sorry to hear of Roger passing. ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Sharon McKay - FL

“I am saddened by the news of the passing of your beloved husband and awesome father. I have great memories of Roger from my childhood hanging out...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: J.P. Sullivan - Friend

“Barb and family,I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you, your family and all those who join you in...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Benna Kisin-Schultz - Bruce Twp, MI


8 of 27 | Posted by: Kathleen Lozen Fryer - Cadillac, MI

“Dear Randi & Family,You all have sincere sympathies. Met your Daddy once at the base shop and thought he seemed like a sweet guy.Blessings to you all. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Robin Moore - Acquaintance

“I'm going to miss your gentle nature, your friendship, your passion for community, family, animals, and music. And your love of banjo. I'm glad you...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Terri Closs - Friend

“Barbara and familyI am so sorry for your loss.I could tell by our conversation at the class reunion in September that he loved you so much and was so...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Joann Stoutenger - Palm Coast, FL

“Thank you - For all the wonderful memories in growing up together . I will miss your call's and talking to you in getting update's on our kids. I...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Joan VanCouwenberghe - Sandy, UT

“Barb, Sandy and I are praying for you and the family at this difficult time. we have been friends and neighbors of yours for many years. our...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: don & sandy olson - oakland, MI

“In loving memory of our dear friend Roger. He was a very strong presence and great influence in our family. We have been blessed by his kindness and...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Jim and Carole Davis - MI

“Roger introduced me to the banjo group and always made sure I had a seat next to him while I was new. Often invited me for breakfast or lunch and...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Matthew Drinkard - MI - Friend

“I wish that Uncle Rusty and the rest of this Rybicki clan had been able to come up to visit. We will soon under better circumstances. Sending all our...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Danica Rybicki - Stuart, FL

“Sending our most sincere sympathy at the passing of Roger. We know him from Oakland Township and he was a bright light at so many of the Township...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: john and Gail Sanderson - Oakland, MI

“Our prayers are with you. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Peter and Jacqueline Busuttil

“Praying you! ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Dave Sarakun - CLINTON TWP, MI

“Roger was truly a good friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed--Our condolences to Barb and all his family. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Gus and Carolyn Smerczak - MI

“I have been blessed to have a second family that I have grown to love as my own. I will miss the way Roger had such a zest for life and how he made...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Sheila Edie - Harrison Township, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Schmidt family. Roger was truly an awesome man! ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Shane & Laurie Bayles - Ida, MI

“We are sending all our love, thoughts, and prayers to all of you. May you hold tight to God for comfort and strength. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Brian and Erica Fairchild - MI

“You are loved and will be missed. Our hearts ache from the loss and rejoice in your graduation to a life everlasting. We pray that you reunite with...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Brandy Schmidt - Leonard, MI

“Roger's passion for his animals a reflection of his big heart. Barb your friends will always hold you both dear to our hearts. LoveCheryl ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: cheryl kalenik - brightwood, OR

“Roger was always enthusiastic and full of life. Can't believe he is so suddenly gone. We will surely miss him. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Kathleen Belanger - MI - friend

“Love to Barb and family.....so grateful you had 50+ years of living, loving and learning with Roger! I will never forget his caring and kindness 2...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Nagel Wright - MI - Friend


SCHMIDT, Roger Frank. March 29, 2017. Age 75. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee: Carr) for 50 years. Loving father of Wendy Schmidt, Randi Schmidt, Roger Christopher Schmidt (Brandy), Andrew Schmidt and the late April Schmidt. Proud and loving Papa of Roger Brennen, Scarlet and Fallyn. Dear son of the late James and Margaret Schmidt and brother of Daniel Schmidt (Carolyn), Charlene Morris (Harry), Dennis Schmidt and the late Edward Schmidt. Roger was the retired owner of Metropolitan Equipment Rental in Shelby Township and a former Parks Commissioner of Oakland Township. He was an avid sportsman who loved nature and being outdoors and will be best remembered as a caring man with a huge heart who truly tried to make a difference and help everyone he met. Roger was also a deeply spiritual man who had a strong faith that he lived and passed on to his children. Visitation Saturday 6-9pm and Sunday 2-9pm with a 7pm Scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. Instate Monday 9:30am until time of 10am Mass at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1400 Inglewood (S. of Tienken Rd., E. of Rochester Rd.), Rochester. Interment, Romeo Cemetery. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at WujekCalcaterra.com