Corkle, Roger

Written by David Green.

Roger W. Corkle, 73, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Oct. 1, 2011, at the Swanton Valley Care and Rehabilitation Center in Swanton, Ohio.

Roger was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Pettisville, Ohio, to the late William Sterling and Laura (Greely) Corkle. He married Mildred A. Wiler in 1960, and she preceded him in death Nov. 23, 1984.

Roger and his family moved to Fayette at a young age, where attended Gorham-Fayette High School. He later served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Roger was employed as a foundry worker for Multi-Cast Corporation in Wauseon, where he retired in 2003 with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post #265 in Wauseon and enjoyed golfing, reading and playing cards.

Surviving Roger are three sons, Gene Corkle of Morenci, Mich., Randy (and Christy) Corkle of Morenci, and Jeremy Corkle of Wauseon; three daughters, Roxann (and Kevin) Steeb of Adrian, Mich., Sue Ann Waldfogel of Wauseon, and Katy Corkle of Wauseon; two sisters, Roberta Nihart of Folkston, Ga., and Ruthann (and Warren) Esterline of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Justin, Joe, Kendal, Trevor, Sophie, Alise and Andrea.

In addition to his parents and wife, Roger was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Richard Corkle, and a daughter, Joanne Herr.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Paul Flores officiating. Military honors conducted by the Fulton County Honor Guard will follow the service. Private interment will take place at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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