Roger Chris Machinski, 74, of Dryden Township, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022, at the Veterans Medical Center in Ann Arbor.

He was born in Capac, May 20, 1947, the son of the late Edward and Alice (Martin) Machinski.

Roger’s 45 year marriage to the late Jean C. (Tirmko) Machinski began on March 6, 1971, at Cole United Methodist Church, Brockway Township.

Roger was a 1965 Capac High School graduate. When he was 19 years old, in 1966, he was recruited into the United States Army. He left for Vietnam when he was 20 and was discharged at the age of 21 in 1968.

Roger retired as an electrician from General Motors after 40 years of service. He was a t-ball, softball, baseball, and basketball coach for many years. He loved playing catch with his kids, going to auctions with his wife, and driving his John Deere tractor while working on his property.

Roger is survived by his son, Scott Machinski of Ortonville, and his daughter, Karen (Kevin) Burgess of Indiana; nine grandchildren, Carissa, Tyler, Laurel, David, Jaime, Lyric, Bree, Diego and Brayn; three siblings, Dennis (Lois) Machinski, Gary (Julie) Machinski and Myra (Randy) Norton; as well as several nieces, nephews, and long-time friends.

The family honored the memory of Roger on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Rev. Tom Knight officiated. Burial was in Speaker Township Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family.”

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