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Donald E Rogers

December 28, 1935 April 11, 2019
Donald E Rogers
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Obituary for Donald E Rogers

Donald E Rogers, 83, of Benton passed away Thursday April 11, 2019 at his residence at 11:30 pm.
Donald was born December 28, 1935 in Hamilton County to Ralph and Mirkie (nee Thomas) Rogers.
He is survived by his wife Ruth (nee Meeks) of Benton; son John (Kim) Rogers of Westmont, IL; daughters Elizabth Arnold of Brandon, FL and Cynthia LaCour of Pass Christian, MS; grandchildren Ryan (Erin) Arnold of Austin, TX, Kegan Arnold of Milwaukee, WI, Cally (Marc) Genson of Algonquin, IL, and Scott (Megan) Rogers of Buffalo, NY; great-granddaughter Emerson Arnold of Austin, TX.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mt.Vernon. Don worked for the Postal Service for 36 years. He rode the train sorting mail between Southern Illinois and Chicago. He was the Postmaster at Orient, Sesser, and finally at his hometown of McLeansboro.
He loved to crappie fish at The Social Security Wall at Rend Lake and he supplied lots of folks with bags of fish. He was the owner of Rogers Nursery for many years. He loved to woodwork, making birdhouses, squirrel feeders and yard decorations.
Cremains will be interred at Oddfellows Cemetery in Norris City at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SSM Health at Home Hospice of the Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the Union Funeral Home.


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