It is with sadness and joy that Arnold (Arnie) L. Rogers passed away on March 5, 2023, at Heritage Health. He reunites with his wife of 62 years Dorothy who passed away in April 16, 2015.
A private family service will be held at the Winterrowd Funeral Home with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park with Rodney Krier officiating.
Arnold was born December 9, 1931, in Streator to the late Arnold Rogers Sr. and Ruby (Shinkey) Rogers. He married Dorothy J. Lutes on May 10, 1952, in Santa Barbara, CA.
Surviving are his three children Debra J. (Jake) Bressner, Amos (Debra) Rogers of Streator and Tony (Michelle) Rogers of Walnut, IL. He leaves behind grandchildren Sheri (Brian) Posey, Carrie Rogers, Adam Rogers, Stephanie (Mike) Coons, Eric (Beth) Bressner and Andrea (Sean Mann) Rogers; great grandchildren Kaitlyn Dunning, Jacob (Sydney Donohue) Posey, Nicholas (Kayla Davies) McGee, Ethan Posey, Alec Coons, Paris, Zeb, Sophie Rogers, also Blaize and Katherine Bressner. He was very proud to welcome his great, great granddaughter Korra May McGee in October 2021.
Arnie was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, his parents, his stepmother Mary Rogers, sister Vee (Rogers) Johnson, brothers William R. Rogers, Jack and Bobby Cox and a grandson Brian D. Jerde.
He attended Garfield Grade school and graduated from American School out of Chicago in 1954.
He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1953.
Arnie retired from ServiStar Lumber as consumer sales manager but had also worked as manager of Armstrong Bros. lumberyard in Spring Valley. Arnie was a school bus driver for First Student and Illinois Central School Bus for many years and loved being around the kids.
He was a member of the Central Church of Christ for many years helping build the current structure where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher in the past. Arnie was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, past member of the Elks, Moose and Eagles. He was past president of the Streator Food Pantry where he and Dorothy donated much of their time.
Memorials can be made to Pet Project or to the family.