Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Roger A. Snell

January 29, 2023
Saugatuck, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Roger Snell peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

For those who knew Roger, you will recall that he never fully lost his “out east” accent. It was a factor that played a prominent part in so many wonderful stories about his life,whether from his time in university and the military, his marriage and family or his professional court career. He was a Yankee through and through. Roger was a devoted husband and uncle who loved surprising his wife with wild flowers from the side of the road, going to Boy Scout camp with his nephew and taking his niece to the ballet for her “first date”. While he enjoyed his career in law, and he was a passionate advocate, he was always an antiques dealer at heart. Roger loved a good garage sale and was proficient in collecting all sorts of “finds”. He was less attracted to the sort and sell side of things! Roger will be terribly missed by his family and friends with whom heenjoyed traveling, boating, fly fishing, golf and of course, garage sales.

There are no words that can express how grateful and blessed we are for our dear friends and neighbors who have been such a big part of our lives. Memorial donations may be made to: the Parkinson’s Foundation at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the dedicated staff of the Wyoming VA Health Care Center and Spectrum Health Hospice Services.