Roger Edsel Sheren, age 77, passed away on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 in Chelsea, Michigan. Roger was born in August 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Keith and Josephine Sheren and was blessed to have three older sisters. He graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn and Detroit’s Wayne State University. He was a lifelong fan of the University of Michigan football and their marching band.

Roger married his soulmate, Kathy Herron, in 1994. He is also survived by his sons, Zachary (Keri) and Nicholas (Ashley), his grandchildren, Seth, Davis, Elena, and Emery, and Zach and Nick’s mother Patricia McIsaac.

Roger led a full and busy life surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. He worked as an educator, an accountant, and a small business owner. His true life’s labor, though, was that of a builder and a restorer. Roger recrafted houses in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Michigan leaving each as a unique work of art, beauty, and hard work. Although his timeliness at restoring his vintage Mustang might have been slightly less accomplished, as it wasn’t quite ready for either of his adult sons, or grandsons, to drive to their high school proms, he was able to drive it this past summer. Above all else, Roger was a very kind, giving person and he was never too busy to help his friends and family with any task, large or small.

Roger never liked being the center of attention and per his wish, there will be no service. Donations honoring Roger can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or by mail using this form; to Spratt United Methodist Church, 7440 M-65 South, Lachine, MI 49753; or to the U of M Department of Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Research Fund - 323781 https://leadersandbest.umich.edu/find/#!/give/basket/fund/323781.


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#11 Kim Garver 2021-01-08 16:03
Your love story is so beautiful and inspiring. I am glad you found your true soul mate and had so many wonderful years together. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers.
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#10 Abbie Boston-Sister 2021-01-08 10:10
I am the only surviving sister of Roger’s He was the fourth child and only son and the apple of Mom’s eye.
He was cute snd curious as a boy, active and fun as a teen, and clever, industrious and caring as a man. He was my “good guy”. He was always “fine” when asked and always thought of others first. He loved sharing his kitchen gifts of pierogi, bread snd butter pickles and raspberry jam which he mailed to me. I even got a bag of Florida beach sand to “put my toes in” He knew when someone need help snd he offered and showed up. Five weeks before he died he helped me with a move. We rode in his truck for 10 hours and snacked on one of our favorites, “SPAM” which he had tucked in the glove box with a knife and napkins. I am blessed with many treasured memories of life with this “good guy”, my brother.
You are loved and missed.
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#9 Stacey 2021-01-08 08:30
Roger was a hard worker and a great person who after his knee surgery loved to prove to us and himself, that he could accomplish anything he set his mind to in rehab. He often flew under the radar while getting his treatment but he handled himself as a great, strong individual who loved talking about his hobbies and road trips as well as cars. He will be missed, we wish you and your family the strength to get through this difficult time.
Stacey O
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#8 Carol McMahon 2021-01-07 15:35
Dear Kathy,
My heart aches for you and Roger. I will be thinking of you, praying for your pain to lesson with each day, and wishing for your treasured memories to remain ever vibrant.
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#7 Missy Curylo 2021-01-07 14:11
I was so saddened when I heard this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Knowing that he will always be watching over you now I hope can bring you some kind of comfort. So sorry.
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#6 Catherine Huebner 2021-01-07 13:34
Kathy,
My heartfelt sympathy during this incredibly painful time. It sounds like he was an incredible man and partner.
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#5 Nancy n Al Kannowski 2021-01-07 09:23
R.I.P. Roget ! We are thinking of you Kathy in this
Difficult times ! Classmates n Friends
Hugs ❤️
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#4 Jeff Hadacz 2021-01-06 08:49
I'm so sad I can't even type this and don't know what to say. I met Roger when they lived on Sunningdale and years ago I stopped considering Roger a guy I worked for but instead as "A friend I'm helping out in Chelsea".
I wish I could text him one more time, talk to him on the phone one more time, drive with him up to Chelsea Lumber one more time, I wish I could help him work on his Mustang one more time. I'm going to miss doing a lot of things with him. I'm going to miss his tubs of spaghetti sauce and mac & cheese he would give to me to take home. Roger was extremely generous and would do what he could to help anyone. I miss him.
I'm so sorry Kathy, Nick & Zach and everyone.
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#3 Cherie Guzman 2021-01-05 16:53
Dear Kathy,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Cherie & Jorge Guzman
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#2 Wife - Kathy 2021-01-05 09:23
In February 1988, Roger respond to a personal ad in The Detroit News. It was a woman with eclectic tastes seeking a soulmate. He wrote of a vintage mustang that was in pieces, his love of his sons and his healthcare finance background. She worked in healthcare finance at the time. They agreed to meet in a restaurant bar in Birmingham on March 17th at 8 pm. She knew from the moment she first saw him the "He was the One". It took him a little longer to realize it, but it was the start of an eternal love. He taught her to ride roller coaster- both literally and figuratively. Turned out she was bigger daredevil than he on somethings, but he was her calm and steady rock. Together they took on the world- Roger discovered he liked Paris and even went to the Louvre; they found the perfect low-key spot on Longboat Key to chill out and refresh each spring; they treasured time together because they spent too much time apart. They are still the love of each other's lives. RIP my love.
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