Roger C. Cruise, 53, of Sycamore, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5 , 2007, at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford.
Born July 15, 1954, in DeKalb, he was the son of Robert C. and Lois (Haas) Cruise.
Roger was a 1972 graduate of Waterman High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University. Roger farmed with his father for several years and later taught at Kishwaukee College in the Ag Science Department and was a substitute teacher at several schools. Roger was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and loved horticulture.
He is survived by a daughter, Kelly (Brian) White of Shabbona; a son, Kristopher Cruise of Waterman; his parents, Robert and Lois Cruise of Shabbona; a sister, Rhonda (Ronald) Ciaccio of Houston, Texas; a brother, Rick (Elizabeth) Cruise of Shabbona; two nephews, Rick and Scott; two nieces, Amy and Michelle; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his dear friend, Gayle Graham of Sycamore.
Private family services are planned, and interment of cremated remains will be conducted at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established for Roger C. Cruise for the DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL 60135.
For information, call Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb at 815-756-1022.