Jesse L. Rogers

Jesse L. Rogers, 82, of Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at 12:45 p.m. at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa, AZ

Mr. Rogers was a longtime dairy farmer in Wells and Blackford counties before moving to Warren. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1949 and attended Purdue University. He served in the United States Army 1st Cavalry Division.

He served as a Wells County Commissioner for four years, served as Wells County Farm Bureau President and served on the Wells County Health Board and Wells County Zoning Board. He was a member of Gideons International and the Zion Lutheran Church in Hartford City. He had spent winters in Mesa, AZ, since 2005.

He was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Blackford County to Walter Oscar and Opal Ethel Schwarzkopf Rogers. He married Kathryn Janet Waltz on Feb. 28, 1954, at the Zion Lutheran Church, in Hartford City. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include four daughters, Karen Sue (Guy) Studebaker, of Rossville; Louise Annette (Gregory) Reynolds, of Monroe; Loretta Kay McCormick, of Kokomo; and Marlene Jo (Jay) Redding, of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, March 7, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier. A service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Hartford City. Rev. David Fleener will officiate. Interment will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, in Montpelier, with graveside rites by the United States Army.

Memorial gifts may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 308 S. Monroe St., Hartford City, IN 47348 or to Gideons International.

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