Michigan Memorial Funeral Home & Michigan Memorial Park


Roger Edward Kalvaitis

November 24 , 1945 - June 08 , 2017

Roger Edward Kalvaitis
Roger Edward Kalvaitis
1945 - 2017


Monday, June 12 , 2017
1:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Monday, June 12, 2017
6:15 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Entombment in Michigan Memorial Park


In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation to the charity of your choice.


Roger Edward Kalvaitis passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, June 8. Roger was born November 24, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. In July, 1967 he married the love of his life, Elinor Lentz. They met while working for Farmer Jacks, where he was a journey-man meat cutter. Roger loved his family, his dog Harmony, history, music, tetris, horseracing, cars, and NCIS. He took his kids on many memorable vacations, often around the Great Lakes or East Coast as the whole family shared his passion for the water and boats. He had a wonderful sense of humor and playfulness that made him Fun--he wasn't just a father, he was Daddy.
Roger is survived by his wife, his son Rodger Kalvaitis and his daughters Kimber Bush (Charlie II) and Aimee Kalvaitis.


I remember the last time I saw him. I don't remember if I hugged him or said a special good-by. I doubt it, I'm not much of a hugger. But I remember how much that visit meant to me. Hope it helps to know how much we care. Wish we could be there but sending all our love. Peggy and Jerry

A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. Our most heartfelt condolences. Sam and Laurie Gallo Laurie Gallo

Our deepest condolences to his family. Allan & Jerri Jerri Koehne

Love and blessings to the family for healing. Losing a daddy is one of the most difficult times of life we must endure, my thoughts remain with you. Lynn Wheeler

I will always remember Roger as a great neighbor when I lived across the street from him and his family and I would babysit his 2 oldest children. Great family. He will always be remembered as a great person who loved his family and he was a great father. My prayers and condolences continue for the family. Love you all. Michele Young

Kimber and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the loss you feel. Please know that all remain in my prayers. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. Kat Krider