March 8, 1936 – December 29, 2020
Roger Dean Shrigley, 84, of Pataskala passed away peacefully the morning of December 29, 2020. He was born March 8, 1936 in Pratt, Kansas. Roger was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was known as “Dean” to all his friends. He was the next to youngest of 7 children, and the last of his siblings to pass on. Dean was raised on several farms in the Pataskala area. He was a carpenter and salesperson/manager for 84 Lumber early in his working career, and later an excellent mechanic. He was a very skilled and hard working individual. Dean is survived by his loving wife Betty Ann (Bauerle), 6 children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and spouses, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. All he loved very much. Dean loved to go camping in his retirement and taking care of his lawn and orchard. He was a member of Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club and loved tractor rides and parades. In lieu of flowers, please send monetary contributions to Hosanna Lutheran Church, Pataskala in his memory. Due to COVID-19, a private funeral service will be held for family, interment at Pataskala Cemetery.
Private Family Graveside Service
January 5, 2021
Sorry to hear of Dean passing . I had the privilege to work with Dean when he worked at Highlift . He was my trainer of sort . I learned a lot about my job that I’ve made a career of for 34 years . He was a great guy and I used to love running into him over the years . Thoughts and prayers too Betty and the family .
January 4, 2021
Dean was such a special man. He was my neighbor on Hollow Rd. for several years and I shared so much time together with him and Betty. He was friendly and kind, always inviting and giving.
He made me a cutting board in his workshop that I still have with me today. We would talk for hours on his porch about various things (especially his children and grandchildren) and walked his orchard to see the fruit coming out on the trees. One day I saw a picture of my mother-in-law walking up our driveway with a bushel of apples in her hands and I knew exactly where they came from :)
He was a gentle, kind, man - loved his disposition..... and he made me laugh. We will miss his voice, miss his joking around and especially his presence. Love you, Dean. You will always be in my heart. Paula
January 3, 2021
Aunt Betty, Anna, Vic, Martin, Dwight, John and Joe,
I am deeply hurt from your dads passing. I know we didn't see much of each other after mom died but I always remember the Holidays and memories at your house. I remember Uncle Dean coming home from work being as big as life and giving me a big Uncle Dean hug.
I love all of you and I'm very sorry for your heart ache.
Love and Prayers Always, Tracy
January 2, 2021
Rest In Peace Uncle Dean.
January 1, 2021
I may never be the the mechanic dad was but he sure did instill hard work and great advice throughout his life.
He was not one to do it for you but rather show you how to do it and I am grateful for the good mechanic genes and what I have learned from him in life. I've never known anybody that worked harder in life and was a good family provider. Dad sure did deserve his retirement and I'm happy that he slowed down just a "little" bit and took time to enjoy the things he liked to do. Dad, we love you and may you rest in peace in the lord's hand's now and forever.
Love always; John, Julia, & Christina Shrigley.