ROCK SPRINGS – Joseph John Rogers, 87, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at his home. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Mr. Rogers passed away following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Winton, Wyoming on March 31, 1927, the son of the late William and Gladys Lowe.
Mr. Rogers attended schools in Reliance, Wyoming. He married Joan Duzik and they later divorced and then married Marilyn Jelosek.
Mr. Rogers served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for FMC Corporation for twenty-five years.
Mr. Rogers was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community.
His interests included golfing, hunting and spending time with family.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn Rogers; two sons Michael Rogers and James Rogers; three daughters Jean Zaversnik and husband Gary, Jayne Vavold and companion Chris Messelt and Susan Araas and husband Jim; two sisters Wilma Erramouspe and Genevieve Gordon; seven grandchildren Lindsay, Nicole, Ashley, Andrea, Brian, Mark and Kristin; five great-grandchildren Joseph, Blair, Alexander, Reagan and Kelsey and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Joey Rogers and one sister Donna Collins and brothers-in-law Jack Collins and John Erramouspe.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 116 Broadway, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Father Emilio Cabrera will officiate. A Vigil Service with Rosary will be recited at 5;30 P.M., Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to Rosary and on Wednesday morning one hour prior to services at the church.
The family of Joseph John Rogers respectfully request that donations be made in his memory to Hospice of Sweetwater County, 333 Broadway, Suite 220, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901; Young at Heart, 2400 Reagan, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 or Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, P.O. Box 6038, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82902
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