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Lester Rogers 01/11/2012

Lester C. Rogers age 68 of New Richmond passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at his home after living with ALS for the past 2 years.  He was born the son of Phillip E. and Clara C. (Perry) Rogers on December 19, 1943 in Connorsville, WI.  Lester graduated from New Richmond High School in 1962.  On June 5, 1965, he married Barbara Harer at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Deer Park.  Lester worked at Andersen Windows for 30 years becoming a Quarter Century Club Member.  In retirement, he was a grounds keeper for White Eagle Golf Course for 10 years.  Lester was an active member of the Star Prairie Lions Club, a past 4-H Leader and on the St. Croix Rodeo Committee.  He volunteered every year at the St. Croix County Fair and was a long time member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.  He will be missed by his wife, Barbara; children, Cheryl (Gary) Kemling, Victoria Rogers, Charles (Melinda Richards) Rogers, Joel (Katie) Rogers; grandchildren, Paige Johnson, Chelsea Johnson, Jason Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Erica Kemling, Marshall Kemling, Aaron Kemling; great- grandson, Richie; siblings, Phillip (Lorna) Rogers, Neil (Marcia) Rogers, Marguerite (Ralph) Olson, Bernard “Mack” Rogers; sister-in-law, Judy Rogers; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Lester is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Charlotte (Otis) Helgeson; brothers, Raymond and Everette Rogers.  A funeral service was held Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in New Richmond.  Visitation was Friday from 4-8 pm at St. Luke’s and also Saturday from 10-11 am at the church.  Private interment at a later date.  Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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