Roger G. Renner, age 81, of Dover, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021, in Dover’s Park Village Health Care Center.
Born February 17, 1939, in Dover, he as a son of the late Victor and Susan Freshwater Renner. Roger graduated from Dover High School and went on to serve honorably with the United States Air Force. Following his active service time, Roger continued his service joining the Army National Guard. Roger attended Kent State University and studied law at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He was employed by the Timken Company in Canton for 30 years before retiring. He then went to work for Inca Presswood Pallets in Dover, and from there, to Aleris International in Uhrichsville. Roger loved to work and stay busy.
In his younger days, he enjoyed drag racing, and later worked alongside his son, Mike, in his drag racing business, Mad Mike’s Motorsports. Roger and his son, Roger Jr., worked together in doing carpentry and electrical work, plumbing and remodeling in Roger’s home and the homes of others. Roger was very handy and provided his skill and expertise at no charge for those in need. He was a fan of spaghetti westerns, older detective TV shows and Fig Newtons. Additionally, Roger was a long-time member of the Dover Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his sons, Roger (Tana) Renner Jr. of New Philadelphia, and Michael (Kimberley) Renner of Strasburg; his nine grandchildren; his ten great-grandchildren; his former wife, Kathleen Archer; his siblings, Jerry (Barbara) Renner and Penny (Richard) Hathorn; his sister-in-law, Kathy “Kim” Renner; and his nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Renner.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Roger’s family will gather privately to pay their respects in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover. His remains will be entombed with military honors in Dover Burial Park’s Garden of Peace Mausoleum. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Roger, please visit the Obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.
The family would like to acknowledge Community Hospice for the care and kindness they provided to Roger at the end of his life – Thank You So Very Much – and it is suggested that contributions in Roger’s memory be made to Community Hospice at 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.