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Obituary: William Roger McPherson

McPherson, William Roger

Otsego, MI


AGE: 75

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

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