Franklin D. Rogers, 75 of Marissa, IL; born October 20, 1936 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Frank was a dock hand for ABF. He later worked for Riess Ford in Marissa, IL. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of Teamsters Local 916. Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father – James Rogers. His mother Isal, nee Short, Taliaferro. His step – father – Russell Taliaferro. His father and mother – in – law – James and Jeanette Kinder. 1 son – Brian “Chris” Rogers. 1 grandson – Travis Christopher Luchtefeldt. 1 brother – Donald Rogers.
He is survived by his wife Gloria, nee Kinder, Rogers whom he married on August 13, 1955 at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. His children – Timothy D. (Carol) Rogers of Marissa, IL; Robin A. (Paul) Schmersahl of Marissa, IL; Sherry K. (Dennis) Walters of Tampa, FL; Carrie J. (Larry) Patchett of Valdosta, GA. 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Funeral: Graveside services will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO on Monday, October 9, 2012 at 9:00am.
Interment: Burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.