September 11, 1945 – December 3, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Rodger Karpowicz announces his passing after a year-long battle with cancer, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the age of 74 years.
Rodger was born September 11, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Stanley and Josephine (Zak) Karpowicz. After high school, Rodger enlisted in the United Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. He worked as a Corrections Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Rodger retired in 2013 with over 25 years of service. He enjoyed his days of retirement with his canine companion, Bebop. Bebop meant the world to him.
Rodger will be lovingly remembered by his four children, Stacey (Wayne) Karpowicz-Boring, Kimberly (Chris) McCollum, Scott (Kim) Karpowicz, and Melissa Love. He will also be forever remembered by his eight grandchildren, Emery, Emma, Madilyn, Angelena, Sophia, Silas, Ava and Avery; as well as two sisters, Suzanne (Lawrence) Weishoff and Gail (William) Meyer; and two brothers, David Karpowicz and Robert (Janett) Mooreman.
Rodger was preceded in death by his father, Stanley; his mother, Josephine; two sisters, Josephine Thompson and Annie Kraft.
A celebration of Rodger's life will be held graveside 2:30 pm on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Forest Park East Cemetery. Guests are encouraged to meet at Forest Park East Funeral Home at 2:00 pm to proceed to the graveside. Forest Park East Funeral Home and Cemetery 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598 will assist the family with services.
Memorial donations in memory of Rodger Karpowicz are requested to Rita B. Huff Humane Society, 530 Bearkat Blvd., Huntsville, TX 77340.
- Graveside Service Wednesday, December 11, 2019
- Reception to follow Wednesday, December 11, 2019
December 9, 2019
Roger was a part of my life for a few short years but always supported us. His true love for dogs was amazing and they made him so happy. To Scott and the family. I am truly sorry for your loss and there will never be any words to comfort you. You are in my prayers.