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Roger Charles Loeffelbein

May 17, 1942 - Unknown

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Roger Charles Loeffelbein, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017

The only person I've ever heard of who had a hole in 1 in 5. 1st one was out of bounds, 2nd penalty, 3rd out of bounds, 4th penalty and 5th was in the hole for a win, blowing away the competition. Roger was born on May 17, 1942 to Rosemary and Arthur Loeffelbein, joining a sister Valerie (Roger) Mathews. After graduating from college, Roger married Elaine (Gavin), the love of his life. They had a special son named Mark and a daughter named...

Roger Charles Loeffelbein, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017

The only person I've ever heard of who had a hole in 1 in 5. 1st one was out of bounds, 2nd penalty, 3rd out of bounds, 4th penalty and 5th was in the hole for a win, blowing away the competition. Roger was born on May 17, 1942 to Rosemary and Arthur Loeffelbein, joining a sister Valerie (Roger) Mathews. After graduating from college, Roger married Elaine (Gavin), the love of his life. They had a special son named Mark and a daughter named Diane (Matthew) Miller, who gave Roger his two grandchildren Jacob Reed and Megan Julia. This completed the small but very loved family. Roger's career started with Chevrolet after negotiating a contract for them. He joined Chef Pierre in Traverse City, where he enjoyed work, friends, beautiful Traverse and of course golf and his family. Moving on within Sara Lee to Electrolux in Connecticut to the meat group in Memphis, Tennessee then to Hillshire Farms in Wisconsin to Bryan Foods in Mississippi, which he retired from as CEO. He then joined J.P Food Service in Maryland and retired again. Returning to Traverse City for the summers and Florida for the winters with his wife of 53 years. He loved skiing, boating, golf and his family who always came first. He was trying to play the top 100 courses but ran out of time. Roger was always available to his employees in every possible way. He was active on many boards. He will be buried in Acme Cemetery in the spring, it will be his final hole in one. Visitation from 10:30 am- 12:00 pm, a mass at 12:00 pm, and a luncheon to follow at Christ the King Catholic Church on Saturday, December 16. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to GTI (Grand Traverse Industries) 2883 Aero Park Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686. GTI is a local employer for the disabled.