Family, friends, employees, and the manufacturing community grieve the loss of a wonderful man and a true pioneer in the bonded magnet industry. On the morning of January 5, 2022, William Roger McPherson passed away quietly from natural causes. Roger was born on September 1, 1946 in Plainwell, Michigan, the third child to Bernard C. Sr. and Hazel McPherson. He lived his entire life in Otsego, Michigan.
His contributions to his family, community and the magnetics industry will be greatly missed. He was recognized worldwide as the creator of a unique type of injection bonded magnet technology. Many millions of magnets continue to be produced in a factory in Otsego, Michigan that ship across continents and make an impact to many diverse industries. Roger served as President of Tengam Engineering, Inc. and as Chairman of the Board after his retirement.
Roger is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda and his beloved children, Analyssa McPherson and Mark McPherson both of Otsego. He is also survived by his grandchildren Collin, Seth and Mya McPherson, his sister Melinda Kling and his brother Tim McPherson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bernard Jr.
Cremation has taken place.
Friends may visit with Roger’s family from 4-7 PM, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a time of sharing starting at 6:30 PM.
To honor Roger’s life, please consider a contribution in his name to the Otsego Public School Foundation.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.winkelfuneralhome.com.