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Roger D. Close

November 13, 1937 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 80)

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December 7, 2017

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098

Roger D. Close, 80, of Woodstock, formerly of Des Plaines, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock.

He was born November 13, 1937 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Charles and Marge (Cook) Close.  He married Phyllis Sherman on September 5,1958 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Roger earned his Jet Aircraft and Engine License at Chanute AirForce Technical School. He worked for Delta Airlines, Borg Warner Reserch Center, Packer Engineering and retired from ITW.  Roger enjoyed golfing, fishing, canoeing, sailing and camping from a tent to trailers to "Close Enough 2 Camping" Motor Home. He travelled to every State and loved to go on cruises.  His greatest passion was woodworking. He was a all around "Mr.Fix It".  Roger was a member and volunteer at the Woodstock Moose Lodge and could be found in their kitchen.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of 59 years; a son, Doug (Kathie) and grandsons, Jacob, Zachary and Ryan. A sister, Patricia Knuppel; brothers, Michael (Candy) and Mark (Reuna); sisters in law, Janice (David) Dyson and Bernice Sherman; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws; brother, Dennis; brother-in-law, Don Knuppel; and nephews, Lowell and Ralph, Jr. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. (Rte 47) Woodstock.

Interment will be private for family at McHenry County Memorial Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Loyal Order of the Moose, 406 Clay St. Woodstock IL 60098.

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