Rodger Morningstar
1943 - 2021
Conroy Funeral Home
1660 East High Street
Springfield, OH

Rodger "Wayne"

77, of South Vienna, Ohio RAN into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, February 12, 2021, following several years of failing health, with his loving wife, daughter and family by his side. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, on August 13, 1943, to the late Rodger K. and Virginia H. Morningstar. The second of four children. Wayne was a 1961 graduate of Northeastern High School. He retired from Navistar after 31 years. He was a member of

Wesley Chapel Church, Urbana, where he taught Sunday School for several years. He loved the Lord with all his heart and to hear him pray brought peace to your soul. His grandchildren always said they thought he had a direct line to Jesus, and he would want nothing more than for you to have a

personal relationship with Jesus Christ and meet him in

heaven one day. He leaves to cherish his memory; his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Aunita (Johnson) Morningstar of South Vienna; his precious daughter and special son-in-law, Tamera (Doug) Fisher of South Vienna; his beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also known as his "Buddies" that brought so much laughter and joy to his life, Kari (Matt) Davis, Lindsay (Brandon) Welsh, Amanda Fisher,

Morgan Fisher (Fiancé Bryce), Alaina (Eli) Tuttle, Marissa Fisher (Fiancé Jacob); his precious great-grandchildren, Ella, Nora and Liam Davis, Emilia & Cayden Welsh. In addition to his wife, daughter and grandchildren, he is survived by his brother, David (Karen) Morningstar of South Vienna, and sister, Gloria Durham of Louisville, Kentucky; several special brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, special Pastor, and best friend, Buddy Tuttle and Arville Lyons. In addition to his

parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Victor Ferguson and his baby brother, Dale Morningstar. Wayne was a dedicated and loving son, brother, husband, uncle, father, and

especially Papa. He enjoyed woodworking, snowmobiling, motorcycling, camping and boating on the Ohio River with family and friends. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Buddy Tuttle officiating.

Burial will be at Ferncliff Cemetery immediately following the service. Due to the private service, if you would still like to pay your respects, you may park at the North end of the Navistar parking lot by 1:30 pm on Saturday and wait to join the

procession as they drive by on the way to Ferncliff. Should you choose to enter the cemetery, upon arriving please keep a safe distance. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Springfield Regional ICU, Dr. Erickson and staff, Mercy Home Health OSU and numerous others that have assisted in his care. Papa would want any memorial contributions made to Dayton Children's Hospital Oncology Unit, in honor of Alaina Fisher-Tuttle, 1 Children's Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
Published by Springfield News Sun on Feb. 17, 2021.
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We are again reminiscing about some of our fondest memories of the good times that we had together on the Ohio river. Swinging on the swimming hole rope, helping kids learn to swim, skiing and sitting around the campfire at the end of the day.
Wayne was right when he said that we did a lot of growing up together. Thanks for your friendship.
Mike & Barb Garrety
February 19, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. In loving memory of a wonderful person. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Teri Higbee
February 18, 2021
Love Greg, Becky, Mom Fisher
February 18, 2021
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