The family of our beloved Roger Norman Souder, 80, of Auburn, announce that he earned his wings and went home to Jesus on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Roger was born January 9, 1942, in Auburn, the oldest son of the late Paul and Regena Souder. Roger was the Board Chair and a member of First Christian Church in Auburn and former member of First UMC of Auburn.
His initial career path as a bacteriologist allowed him to accomplish things that no one had ever done including innovations with La Choy Foods, Pet Milk and Huttenbauer Foods. He also owned his own real estate company and assist people with services from DO McComb and Sons and United Healthcare. Among many professional successes, he was one of the first realtors in Louisiana to reach $1 million in residential sales. Although Roger worked at many different companies, he always had one focus – to do the very best he could and find ways to help people.
Roger was a devoted husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and more. His positive attitude and bright smile were an encouragement to everyone. He will be remembered for his servant leadership and endless love for learning. He had a huge heart and his generosity led him to give back to the Auburn community he loved. He was a certified Stephen Ministries leader and a volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Sonshine Ministries, the local food bank and co-facilitator of the Auburn Grief Support Group.
His hobbies included exploring nature, euchre, movies, Friday night date night, thrift shopping, collecting knives and Dr. Seuss memorabilia, but most of all he loved being surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife Susan of Auburn, sons Thad (Shanda) Souder of Raleigh, NC and Michal (Courtney) Souder of Auburn and daughters Andrea Walter of Fort Wayne, IN and Nicole Hansen of Auburn, bonus daughter Aubrey Sheetz of San Diego, CA sister, Melony (Randy) Ramsey of Lafayette, IN; brother, Dr. Mark (Bonnie) Souder, Auburn; and 6 grandchildren: Mariah Souder (fiancée Matt Alcala), Thaddeus, Cole and Alyssa Souder, Reed Hansen (fiancée Amber Blissmer) and Roman Souder. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Marsha Souder and grandson Seth Hansen.
Celebration of Life Services: Visitation on Sunday, July 17, 2022, from 3-7pm at Pinnington Funeral and Cremation Services, 502 N. Main St., Auburn, IN and Monday, July 18, 2022, from 9-11am at First Christian Church, 910 N. Indiana Ave., Auburn, IN with funeral services immediately following. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn, IN. Please consider memorial donations to Sonshine Ministries www.shelterministries.org/donations or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.
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