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Roger C. Uphoff

Birth Date: January 18, 1946
Death Date: May 17, 2017

Lovington-Roger Chris Uphoff, 71, of Lovington, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on May 17, 2017.

He was born January 18, 1946 in Shelbyville, Illinois to his loving parents Lois Aileen (Gordon) and Gilbert Franklin Uphoff (deceased). He joined his three siblings Connie Yantis (deceased), Duane (Marjorie) Uphoff and Stanley (Pat) Uphoff. He was raised on the family farm and even though he worked for thirty-nine years as a computer room supervisor at Wagner Castings, he was always a farmer at heart. His parents raised him with a strong devotion to God, family, community, the Findlay Falcons, and the Chicago Cubs.

He met his loving wife Judy Lee Lewis in 1962. They were married for forty-eight years and went steady for fifty-five years. They had three children Thad Lewis Uphoff (deceased), Chad Bixler Uphoff (Katy) and Jenny Aileen Uphoff Moore. He loved his five perfect grandchildren Abby, Cole, and Caden Uphoff and Brady and Brynlee Moore. He also leaves his loving mother-in-law Lydia Bixler Lewis (William deceased), sister-in-law Lana (Tom) Miller, sister-in-law Phyllis Allen, and brother-in-law Randy (Devin) Lewis.

He graduated from Findlay H.S. in 1964 and leaves dear classmates. He also graduated from the St. Louis School of Automation, Lakeland College and attended Eastern Illinois University. He served in the National Guard and on the Lovington Ambulance Board. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the American Legion and the Christian Men’s Fellowship. He was baptized in the Findlay Church of Christ and actively attended and served the Lovington Christian Church for forty-four years.

He enjoyed his family and his friends and always had a good story to tell. He loved all things outdoors especially camping, boating and skiing. He did most of the construction on his home and could make or fix almost anything. He loved all things pertaining to his children and grandchildren including their ballgames, school activities, camping, boating, and special trips.

Funeral services will be held at the Lovington Christian Church on Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of a visitation the family would casually welcome family and friends to his home at 998 Legion Rd, Lovington Illinois on Sunday, May 21st from 1 to 6. Donations may be made to the Lovington Christian Church, the American Cancer Society or donor’s charity. After a drive through Findlay, burial will take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville.

The family of Roger Chris Uphoff is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Video Tribute for Roger Chris Uphoff:

Celebration of Life
May 20, 2017
10:00 am
Lovington Christian Church
301 S County St Lovington, IL 61937
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Celebration of Life Reception
May 21, 2017
1:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
The Family's Home
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  1. Johnn enjoyed being with roger picking corn for the church.
    your family lived in our house when some of your children
    were born. He was so important to the church & will be
    so missed by ALL. Our deep sympathies to you & your
    dear family. Our hearts are saddened,
    John & Linda Mallett

  2. Judy & family: So sorry for your loss, I remember seeing you guys at Delberts in Arthur! I didn't know he was sick, sympathy to all of you& I will keep you in my prayers!:heart:

  3. I knew Roger when I worked at Wagners. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever had the the pleasure of knowing. I'm glad he got to see the Cubs World Series Victory last November. May he rest in peace and the family have peace, as well.

  4. Judy and family, sending my regards, will miss seeing Roger out and about in Sullivan. Roger was a great friend and Classmate. I remember Roger being at my dads ceremony in '97. Dad being a farmer I knew Roger had respect him. Rest in peace

  5. Judy, Sorry for your loss. Roger and I rode scooters together as kids. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Larry Shuff

  6. So sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. I have many fond memories of him and know he will be missed by all. Judy, Chad and Jenny, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Such a very unexpected loss to our family much too soon. He always seemed to have that smile just as seen in this picture. Our sympathy to my dear cousin Judy Lee and the family. Evelyn and Arlen Lash

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