Rodger Bruce Offet

September 16, 1932 – January 6, 2019

Rodger Bruce Offet, age 86, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William John & Arvilla Mae VanWert Offet and sons, Tim & Billy.  Rodger is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lois E. Bultema Offet; children, Sue (Bruce) MacKenzie, Ruth Bliss, Sandy (J.T.) Artis, Joel Offet, and Julie (Kenny) Bearden; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.  He worked in the nursery of First Baptist Church of Alabaster over 40 years.  Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., followed immediately by a memorial service, both held at the First Baptist Church of Alabaster.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the nursery/pre-school of First Baptist Church of Alabaster.   Charter Funeral Home entrusted.



  1. Kim on January 9, 2019 at 8:48 am

    I’m so sorry for your recent loss. My deepest condolences to your family. Death of a loved one is never easy to endure, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Continue looking to God and you will always find comfort in him (2 Cor 1:3,4). He will soon destroy the enemy of death (1 Cor 15:26), and He will soon return our loved ones to us through the resurrection (John 5:28,29). Please visit and search “When Someone You Love Dies”, it helped me through some difficult times and I hope you can find comfort in it also.

  2. Charlotte Outlaw on January 9, 2019 at 9:48 am

    May your memories give you peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Charlotte, Linda, Kimi, Richie, Amber and Lil Ryker

  3. Piet and Patty Keegstra on January 9, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    The Keegstra family send our love to your family. We have such fond memories of a special man who loved the outdoors and fishing. Ed and Rodger will be fishing together again in paradise.

  4. Tommy Knowles on January 10, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I pray for Joel and his family in this time of sorrow. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you honor your father’s life.
    My heart is with you and your family.
    Sincerely, Tommy Knowles

  5. Carolyn and John L. Tripp on January 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    To Mrs. Offet, Sandy, JT and girls, Ruth and other members of the Offet Family, please know we are thinking of you at this sad time. We hope you find comfort in a lifetime of those wonderful memories you have of your husband, father and grandfather. God Bless you,
    The Tripp’s
    Carolyn and John L.

  6. Jennifer Butler on January 11, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Lois, I know your family realizes how fortunate they were to have such a wonderful person in their lives. I know he will be missed every day. I’m thinking of you.

  7. Nick & Elsie Carson on January 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Sorry to hear that Rodger passed away. I have many memories
    of our years together in High School, playing football and double dating. You may not remember but I introduced you to
    Rodger on your first date. 66 years and a nice large family to help you get through the sadness of your loss.
    Glad we got to see Rodger and you on your last trip to Kalamazoo.
    Sincerely, Nick & Elsie Carson