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Roger Dean Bearup, Sr., age 71, went to be with the Lord and his son, Jason Dean Bearup on March 9, 2016.  He passed away at his favorite place to be, a family farm.

Roger was born in Petoskey, Michigan to Doris (Adams) Clark and Harold Bearup, Sr., on October 2, 1944 and grew up in Fremont.  He was a decorated veteran of Vietnam and worked hard to climb the ranks to serve as a pilot in the United States Navy. Washington State has always had a special place in his heart as he was stationed there throughout his years of service. After his service in the Navy, he was married to Patricia (Calkins) Kushnak and they raised their two sons, Jason and Adam in Montague, Michigan.

He graduated from Muskegon Community College and enjoyed many years as an insurance agent before going onto work at Haworth for 20 years. Upon his retirement, he went on to work with his son Adam’s family business for 9 years.

Roger loved spending time with his family and close friends. He enjoyed his retirement working with his sons, making memories with his granddaughter on the family farm, and Saturday gatherings with his closest friends. Roger was known for his genuine, loyal and kind compassionate heart, and was the essence of his favorite catch phrase, “Peace, Love and Kindness, always.” 

Roger is preceded in death by his son, Jason Bearup, his parents, Doris Clark and Harold Bearup, Sr., and siblings; Walter Fuller, Esther Decker, and Lawrence Fuller.

Roger is survived by his sons, Roger Bearup, Jr., and Adam Bearup, daughters-in-law, Stephanie Bearup and Debbie Bearup, grandchildren  Dustin Bearup and Elise Bearup, and siblings; Shirley Lance, Carl Fuller, Dale Fuller, Harold Bearup, Jr., Patricia Hughey, Brenda Bearup, and is lovingly remembered by many.

Visitation with the family from 10:00-11:00 A.M. before the funeral services followed by burial with military honors will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church in Montague. There will be a luncheon followed after the mass and burial.





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  1. Ron Kammeraad on March 15, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Adam. God Bless as you go through this difficult time.

  2. Sue Bowers on September 27, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Roger was a coworker of mine at Haworth and obviously we were not close or I wouldn’t be writing at this late a time. Just decided to look him up and saw his obit. He was a very kind, thoughtful and intelligent man and a great coworker. So sorry for your family’s loss.

  3. John on February 21, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Sorry for your loss

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