Dr. Rodger Allen Remington, of Grand Rapids, Mich., passed quietly in his sleep at MediLodge of Kalamazoo, at 9:19 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  
   Rodger was born in 1929 in Marinette, Wis., and was the second youngest of seven. After graduating from high school a year early, he journeyed to Grand Rapids to attend Aquinas College, earning the first of his two degrees from Aquinas in 1951. Rodger then served two years in Korea, earning an honorable discharge in 1953. He then returned to Aquinas, graduating in 1955 with the lone bachelor’s of business administration degree. He earned his master’s in history in 1960, and his doctorate in 1963, from St. Louis University. Rodger and Jane married in 1963, and welcomed their son, David, in 1966. Rodger enjoyed a rapid track to tenure as full professor at Aquinas, a position he maintained until retiring in 1997. A late-in-life interest in the JFK assassination led Rodger to author four books on the subject in the 2000s. A fifth book remains in the works, and may ultimately be published as well.
    Rodger is survived by his loving wife, Jane, who currently resides at the Laurels of Hudsonville; and his son, David, of Grand Rapids.  
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jude’s Parish, 1120 4 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. A visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with lunch  at noon, in the attached Brophy Center at St. Jude’s. Friends and family are welcome to participate in any or all parts of the celebration, as their schedule permits.  
    The family welcomes memories and messages in the online guest book at https://www.memorialalternatives.com/notices/Rodger-Remington.