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Roger E. Bishop, 70, Goshen, passed away Saturday, June 24, at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Elkhart, after a two-year battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 28, 1946, in Cando, North Dakota, to Frank and Ruby (Markwardt) Bishop.
On Aug. 22, 1970, he married Marilyn Fisher in Harvey, North Dakota.
She survives along with a daughter, Traci (Bishop) Hollis, Goshen; a son, Brent (Angie) Bishop, Fishers; five grandchildren, Brianna (fiance Colton Johnson), KaCy, and Andrew Hollis, Goshen, and Ruby and Nora Bishop, Fishers; two great-granddaughters, Paityn and Avery Johnson; and a sister, Sandra Volk, Las Vegas, Nevada. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and in-laws, with whom he had a special relationship.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Roger earned his bachelor's degree from Minot State College in Minot, North Dakota. He and Marilyn moved to Indiana in 1972 when he began working in the RV industry. He later started his own business, R. Bishop Distributors.
Roger was a family man and took great joy in time spent with his family and friends. He enjoyed golfing with his brothers-in-law.
According to his wishes, cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen.
A celebration of Roger's life will take place Saturday, July 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lifestyle Center at Keystone Pointe, 1903 Keystone Drive, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 22579 Old U.S. 20 East, Elkhart, IN 46516.
To share online condolences, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 26, 2017
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