Thursday, January 24, 2008

40 years ago

Me in 1968. I was always encouraged to play with electrical sockets as a child!

Jan 24 Willard Rogers

Jan 24, 1869 was the birthday of Willard M. Rogers, son of Milton and Margaret Rogers. He died in 1934.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Earl Rogers 1918-2008

Earl Harold Rogers
Born in Marengo, IA on Dec. 9, 1918Departed on Jan. 6, 2008 and resided in Denver, IA.

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008
St. Paul U.C.C. Cemetery
Earl H. Rogers

Earl Harold Rogers, 89, of Denver, Iowa passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.Earl was born on December 9, 1918, the son of Fines and Corda (Sparr) Rogers in Marengo, Iowa. He attended school in the Reinbeck area. He served with the U.S. Army from 1942 until his discharge in 1945 as a medical tech. On October 12, 1940, he was united in marriage to Arvella Wrage at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Earl farmed and then was employed at Chamberlain Mfg., retiring in 1981.He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Denver. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and reading. Survivors are his wife, Arvella of Denver, Iowa; two sons, David (Sandi) Rogers of LaPorte City, Iowa and Dale (Peggy) Rogers of Janesville, Iowa; 4 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchidren; and by a sister, Dorothy Jones of Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Faye Smith and Elva Shelton and by 2 brothers, Glen and Everett Rogers.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 10:30 am at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Denver with Pastor Vicki Kessler officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul United Church of Christ Cemetery rural Denver, Iowa with military rites conducted by the Acker Matthias American Legion, Post 653 of Denver. Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver, Iowa and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be left to Denver Sunset Home and online condolences may be left at

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another Birthday

Well, another year older and not a bit smarter - haha!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jan 13 Happy Birthday Wayne

Wayne and Terese Shelton, shown here in (I think) 1969. Happy birthday Wayne!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Jan 12 - Clara Mathes

Jan 12, 1900 was the birthday of Willard and Mattie Rogers' oldest girl - Clara. She is seen here holding her daughter Hazel.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Paul Shelton Jan 1917

Jan 6 is also the birthdate of Grandpa'sbrother Paul Shelton, burn in 1917.

Jan 6 - Shari

Happy birthday to my sister Shari!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Gerald Block

On the way up to see Raymond and Janet I stopped off at Camp Butler National Cemetery and saw the grave of Gerald Block, my Grandma Smith's brother who was taken POW in Korea and died there in May, 1951. I left a Christmas wreath there . Gerald was born in 1925 nnd was only 25 when he died for his country.