He was born Jan. 29, 1934, in Nappanee to Donald and Maymie (Rohrer) Greenawalt. On July 12,1954, he married Kathryn Thomas in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Mr. Greenawalt lived his lifetime in this area. He was a graduate of Nappanee High School. He was a farmer and a cabinet maker. He had worked in several factories – Studebakers, Mutschler Brothers, Coppes Kitchens, Excel, Creative Dimensions and Liberty Coach. In his retirement, Roger enjoyed woodworking, making model cars and decorative boxes.
He is survived by his wife and sons: Randy Greenawalt, Atlanta, Ga.; Jeffrey (Faye) Greenawalt, Nappanee; daughters: Pamela (Bryan) Balasa, Mendon, Mich.; Lori (Rick) Cox, Etna Green, Ind.; grandchildren: Cami (John) Glass, Zachary (Danielle) Greenawalt, Elizabeth, Benjamin and David Balasa; two great-granddaughters: Katelyn and Keira Glass; and a sister: Ruth (Rocky) Lozier, Nappanee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Rose Marie Greenawalt; and brothers: Forrest and Arnold Greenawalt.
Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for 1 hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Officiating will be his son-in-law, Rev. Bryan Balasa. Burial will be in Hepton Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Donor’s Choice.