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Gerald Rolland Rogers, 95, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 7:35 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He was born in Litchfield, Illinois May 10, 1928, a son of Clay and Florence (Ellington) Rogers. He attended Litchfield schools, and proudly served his country during WWII. He was stationed in Guam in the South Pacific Theatre, and served on the U.S Navy aircraft carrier, Antietam. He and the former Fern Marie Hittmeier were married November 14, 1948 in Mt. Olive, IL. She preceded him death June 25, 2015. Mr. Rogers was employed a warehouse manager with McKay Auto Parts for over 45 years prior to retirement. He held memberships in St. Timothy United Methodist Church, Methodist Men’s Group, both in Litchfield, and Mt. Moriah Lodge #51 A.F. & A.M., Hillsboro. Mr. Rogers enjoyed fishing and trail riding with his horse, Smokey. On May 10, 2011, he was chosen to travel to Washington, D.C on an Honor Flight.
Mr. Rogers is survived by:
A son, Gary (Kathy) Rogers of Litchfield
A daughter, Jane Rogers of Springfield
A brother, Bob (Donna) Rogers of Litchfield
5 grandchildren, Julie Rogers, Matt (Kerry) Rinker, Lauren (Jason) Baker, Bradley Titsworth, and Amanda Titsworth
Numerous nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his step-mother, Ruth (Cayce) Rogers, and an infant identical twin brother.
Funeral services for Mr. Rogers will be held at Plummer Funeral Home Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 12:00 noon. Rev. John Vidakovich of St. Timothy United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to Hearts United or the Litchfield Veteran’s Memorial Garden.
Saturday September 9, 2023 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Plummer Funeral Home 404 E. Union Avenue Litchfield, IL 62056
Saturday September 9, 2023 12:00 PM Plummer Funeral Home 404 E. Union Avenue Litchfield, IL 62056
Saturday September 9, 2023 1:00 PM Elm Lawn Cemetery 139 Yaeger Lake Trail Litchfield, IL 62056