1952 - 2016

Roger Dean “Dodge” Serpette, 64, of Highland City, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at his home.

Roger was born March 5, 1952, in Bloomington to Emile “Bud” Serpette and Lorraine “Rainy” (Neeley) Serpette of Mackinaw.

Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; father, Emile “Bud;” mother, Lorraine “Rainy;” and sister, Nancy Fleming. Roger leaves behind significant other, Trish Brewer; three children, Micca Russell, Jane Ingersoll and Rafe Serpette; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Rick (Rebecca) Serpette and Tim (Peggy) Serpette.

Roger graduated from Dee-Mack High School in 1970. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. that same year. He was very proud of his service and honored others who chose to do the same by riding with the Illinois Patriot Guard.

In 1976 after his service, Roger started work at Keystone Steel and Wire and retired after 30 years in 2006.

Roger loved rock climbing and gave hundreds of people the chance to join in on the fun.

Cremation has been accorded.