Roger Sherman Wright, 65

Roger Sherman Wright, 65, of Fennville passed away on Feb. 17, 2020, at St. Mary's Mercy Health surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born July 9, 1954, in Allegan to Forrest Leslie and Helen Florence (Kidwell) Wright.

On June 15, 1985, he married Gloria Jean Hoekwater in Las Vegas and they enjoyed 34 years of marriage, raising two children, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter—who were all the apple of his eye.

Roger was a 1972 graduate of Allegan High School and worked as a tool and die maker retiring in July 2019. He enjoyed reading, riding his Gold Wing and golfing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Doug Magill.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria; daughters, Sandy and Dennis Hanson, and Cheryl Anakwa; grandchildren, Dustin and Rachel Hanson, Drew Hanson, Samantha Hanson, Keyana Anakwa, Amara Anakwa, and Kofi Anakwa; great-granddaughter, Aurora; brothers, Steve and Diana Wright, Bruce and Miriam Wright, Mitch and Diane Wright, and Phil and Barb Wright; siblings-in-law, Carol and Jerry Buteyn, Jim and Roberta Hoekwater, Donna and Augie Swanson, Bob and Peggy Hoekwater, Bev and Barry Powell, and Audrey and Dave Shelby; along with many nephew and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Roger’s memory to The American Cancer Society, To send a message of sympathy to the family, please sign Roger’s online guest book, or visit to share a special memory. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.


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