Donald Lee Rogers, age 76 of North Prairie, WI passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Don was born on July 6, 1945, in Plymouth, WI.
He graduated from West Milwaukee High in 1963. He then entered the Navy and was on the Kitty Hawk, Columbus, and the Treasure Island School command battleships from 1964-1967. He married Janice M. Seidner in Milwaukee on November 14th, 1970. He worked at RTE/Cooper/Eaton for forty years, then retired to enjoy his multiple hobbies, which included beer and winemaking, soap making, gardening especially growing large pumpkins, beekeeping, Civil War reenacting with Cushing Battery, Quick Draw, fishing, and many more. He loved recruiting new members to join the reenactment communities, and going to the local school shows to educate the students in the knowledge of Civil War history. He enjoyed dancing, playing music with his homemade flutes, his multiple harmonicas, yodeling, singing, and telling jokes.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 50 years, Janice; his children, Joe Rogers (significant other, Katie), Melissa (Jim) Rahn and DeAnna Ratliff; his grandchildren include, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Jake; his brother, Ronald (Twyla) Letourneau; his cat Reggie; other relatives and many friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Rosalie and Clinton Rogers.
In lieu of other forms of memorials and flowers, donations to the family for distribution to Don’s favorite Historical Societies would be greatly appreciated.
A memorial service for Don will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 12:00 (NOON) at Thelen Funeral Services (W309S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie—NW corner of Hwy’s 83 and 59). Memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00AM until the time of the service.
For those unable to attend, those wishing to share a memory or those wanting to just sign the on-line guest registry, please click the "Share a Memory" link below his photo. Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Rogers family. 262-392-4251
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