Roger Eugene Tate


Roger Eugene Tate, 79, of Zionsville, Indiana, formerly of rural North Manchester, died at 1:31 am, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 31, 1940 in Wabash County, Indiana to Von and Ruby (Allisbaugh) Tate.

Roger was a 1958 graduate of Manchester High School and was a US Navy veteran. He married Marcheta Knauff in North Manchester, on June 9, 1961. Roger was a lifelong no-till farmer, and co-owned along with his brother Neil, Tate Farms Inc. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Zionsville, and a former member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Manchester. He also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for nearly 20 years, served as chairman of the board for 10 years, and was a member and past president of the Manchester Kiwanis Club. He was the sexton of Fairview Cemetery in Servia several years. Roger was an avid golfer, and enjoyed playing cribbage, poker, and euchre. He also enjoyed spending time on Lake Wawasee, and lived the past six years in Zionsville.

He is survived by his wife, Marcheta Tate of Zionsville, two children, Eric (Kimberly) Tate of Wheaton, Illinois, and Angela "Angie" (Randy) Eugenio of Zionsville, four grandchildren, Charles Tate and Lily Tate, both of Wheaton, and Claire Eugenio and Tate Eugenio, both of Zionsville, and his brother, Neil (Nancy) Tate of North Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 113 W. Main Street, North Manchester, with Pastor Jeff Hawkins officiating. Friends may call 9:30-11:00 am Tuesday, at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is Habitat for Humanity.

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Gaye Eckert
Jul 15, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy to Roger’s dear family. I know he will be greatly missed.
Krista Pratt
Jul 13, 2019
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