Roger Missavage

Nov 30th, 1949 - Nov 20th, 2021


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Nov. 23rd, 2021 4:00 PM ~ 7:00 PM


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Wed, Nov. 24th, 2021 10:00 AM


St. John's Catholic Cemetery

Wed, Nov. 24th, 2021 11:30 AM

Roger Missavage

Roger Joseph Missavage, age 71, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with Father Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in West Frankfort. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Roger was born November 30, 1949 in Herrin, Illinois, a son of Albert and Alba (Seurusaitis) Missavage. He is survived by two siblings, Dennis Missavage of Atlanta, GA and Arlene Frances Liss (Gene) of Park Ridge, IL and his nephew, Marcus Missavage of Atlanta, GA, nephew Joseph Liss (Lara) of Park Ridge, IL, nephew John Liss of Mission, TX, nephew David Liss (Kim) of Clayton, MO, nephew William Liss of Chicago, IL, and several great nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Missavage was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. Prior to his retirement, he was a professor at Southern Illinois University.

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Jane Missavage Mitchell

    From: Cameron, Illinois

    Date: November 23, 2021

    Roger had such a good soul and always so engaging to visit with. I enjoyed the Memorial Day weekends that would give me the opportunity to visit with so many of my relatives. I will remember Roger and the stories he told of days past in growing up on the farm. My deepest sympathys to Dennis, Francine and Gene.

  • Guest: Missavage John

    From: , Alabama

    Date: November 23, 2021

    Roger was such an awesome family member and friend. I enjoyed our breakfast meetings in Herrin and family reunion’s in Royalton. My deepest condolences to the families. We so loved our time with Roger. RIP……..🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Guest: Linda Hicks

    From: De Soto, Illinois

    Date: November 24, 2021

    Roger was such a wonderful man. He loved volleyball and all sports and it was always fun running in to him at high school and college games. He will be missed dearly!

  • Guest: Constantine Hatziadoniu

    From: Murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: November 24, 2021

    Roger was a good and beloved colleague. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Jonathan Wheeler

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: November 28, 2021

    I knew Roger through our membership in the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE.) He was smart (very) and dedicated to educating future engineers, taking numerous leadership roles in ISPE and being a key member of the MATHCOUNTS competition administration team.

    In addition to his professional credibility, Roger was a generous person with a quick wit and great sense of humor. He will be missed.

    My condolences to his family and many friends.