Roger Edwin Breitigam

1946 - 2020

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Roger E. Breitigam, age 74, of Findlay, died at 4:20am on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Heritage Village of Waterville, Ohio. He was born on January 18, 1946 in Findlay, Ohio, to the late Ralph and Vivian (Litzenberg) Breitigam. He married Marsha Youngs on May 30, 1991 and she survives. Also surviving are children: David (Heather) Breitigam of Ohio, Lisa (David) Hollister of Colorado and Lori (Brian) Cooper of Oregon; stepchildren: Julie (Jeffery) Coan, Jacob (Carla) Benjamin, and Jill (Craig) Spieker all of Ohio; grandchildren: Bailey, Maggie, Libby, Kirsten, Ethan, Michael, Nolan, Jacey, Zachary, Lola, Madeline, Cole, Miranda, Alivia, Jacob Jr., Kelsie, and Nicolas; siblings: Phyllis (William) Gerristen, Wayne (Donna) Breitigam, Ivan Breitigam, and Debra (Robert) Martin. Roger served in the United States Army from 1966-1968, he then worked in plant maintenance at RCA from 1968-2002, he then retired in 2016 as a truck driver for Pride Trucking. He was a member of the Findlay Amvets and Moose Lodge. He attended Cedar Creek Church, loved old cars, traveling, playing poker and was a handyman, helping everyone at anytime. He was a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan and wintered for seven years in Arcadia, Florida. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Monday, June 22, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:00am. Pastor Roby Breitigam will officiate and interment will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery, east of Findlay, where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Memorials may be given to the Dementia/Alzheimer Association, 225 North Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Monday, June 22nd 2020 4:00 to 7:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, June 23rd 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

  • Contributions:

    Dementia/Alzheimer Association - Breitigam
    225 North Michigan Ave Floor 17
    Chicago, IL 60601

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To : Jake and Carla
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Marvin and Renee
Jake and Carla,
We are so sorry. Your in our prayers always.

To : Marsha Breitigam
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Phyllis Gerritsen
Marsha I am so sorry for your loss as well as our loss it is to bad that the virus had to keep us away from the final days of Roger's life. We know where he will be in his life here after and that is good. Praying for you as I have been praying for both of you and I will be here if you need to talk. Being a widow is a different life. Thank you for caring for our brother.

To : David Breitigam and Family
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Phyllis Gerritsen
David and family I am so sorry that we have lost our brother and you have lost your father and the children have lost their grandfather. Your father was a hard worker and lots of fun has been had over the years he will be truly missed by all of us.
May God bless all of you and thank you for caring for my little brother in these hard times. I am sending prayers for peace and love to you and the family at this time.

To : Lisa Holister and family
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Phyllis Gerritsen
Lisa and family I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was always such a good father and he will be missed but we have the assurance that he is in a good place now and does not have to suffer anymore. Prayers for your family and peace in the future. Savior the memories and there should be lots of them. Sending my Love to you and the family.

To : Lorie Cooper and family
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Phyllis Gerritsen
Lorie and family Peace be with you at this sad time. I wish you had been closer to us so that you could have had more time with your dad. I know he loved all of you and he was a great family man. We are so lucky to have had him to help once in a while when something had to be repaired he was a handy man and a great brother.
May peace be with you at this difficult time. Peace, Love and lots of Prayers

To : Th family
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Ron and Shelly Gonzales
Roger was a blessing to us while we were living in Findlay. From helping me with our vehicles whether I needed the help or not, to taking us out to eat, to showing me around town when we first arrived, Roger was always ready to help and bless. Those of us who are prepared for heaven will see him soon! Our condolences and love to all of you! He will be missed on earth, but heaven is rejoicing as another saint has made it to its shores!

To : Marsha
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Colette Mata
So sorry to hear of your loss Marsha. You and your family are in my prayers. May our wonderful Lord and Savior wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Hugs

To : All of the family
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Patrick Tammy McDonald
So sorry for your loss but know that Roger is suffering no more and celebrating with Jesus. Praying for you all as you remember all of your memories you had with him. Hugs

To : MARSHA BREITIGAM and family
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Hershel Strong
Marsha i am so sorry to hear of Rogers passing,he was a great guy and a great friend to me, my prayers go out to you and your family. GOD BLESS Dont know if i can attend the viewing but my thoughts will be with you as you go through these trouble times.

To : Marsha Breitigam Family
Date :Wednesday, June 17th 2020
From : Kathie Lutz
Those we love are never really gone,they have a cherished place in our hearts where they will always be remembered for kindness and the happiness they brought. To comfort you in your sorrow and to let you know that heartfelt concern and caring thoughts are with you at this time. With Sincere Sympathy. Kathie

To : David Breitigam
Date :Wednesday, June 17th 2020
From : Bev Roberts
David, Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. May you find comfort in the memories you hold dear in your hearts.

To : Marsha Breitigam
Date :Thursday, June 18th 2020
From : Patricia Maurer
Marsha and your family,
I am so very sorry for
your loss. He always
made me giggle when you
two came to the store.
It has been a pleasure
to have known him.

To : David Breitigam and Family
Date :Thursday, June 18th 2020
From : American Refining Group and its Employees
Our deepest sympathy to the Breitigam family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

To : Breitigam Family
Date :Friday, June 19th 2020
From : Roger and Lu Ann Geise
You are in our thoughts and prayers! Sending our love to you!

To : Marsha
Date :Saturday, June 20th 2020
From : Jill Yancer
So sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Marsha Jill
Date :Monday, June 22nd 2020
From : Holly
I am so very sorry for your loss, sending hugs and prayers to both of you ladies. May God comfort you and give you strength & peace during this difficult season. With love....holly

To : Roger Breitigam Family
Date :Monday, June 22nd 2020
From : Fred Kay Zirger
Our deepest sympathy to all of Roger's family. Fred shares memories of the times they worked together at RCA, Harris, etc. The time the winter weather was so bad and Roger put Fred up for the night. It is never easy to say good-bye to our loved ones. Our prayers go out to all of you.
Fred & Kay Zirger