Harold L. Rogers


ROCHELLE — Harold L. Rogers, 86, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Rochelle Community Hospital. Harold was born on June 23, 1935 to Robert and Lelah (Huffstatler) Rogers in Earle, Arkansas. On Feb. 8, 1986, he married Lynda C. Degelau in Rochelle.  She preceded him in death on March 22, 2007.

Harold graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 1953. Several years after graduation, he joined the United States Army and proudly served his country from 1959 to 1961. He eventually founded and operated Rogers Construction and was involved in numerous jobs throughout Rochelle and the surrounding area. In fact, it was hard for him to finally retire; his services were continually needed by past customers and friends. Harold was also the building inspector for the City of Rochelle for several years. If he wasn’t working in one capacity or the other, he could be found on the golf course. He was a member of the Foursquare Church in Rochelle and Rochelle VFW Post 3878.  

Harold is survived by his children: Jeffrey (Karen Keen) Rogers of Rochester, Illinois and Shelly (Rich) Stoddard of Rochelle and three grandchildren: Travis Utterback of South Carolina, Reagan Todd of Springfield, Illinois and Colin Rogers of Kentucky.

In addition to his parents and wife, Lynda, Harold is predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Stevens.

The visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle. A memorial will be established. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.

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