Michael Rogers

January 20, 1954-July 27, 2019

Michael Rogers, 65, of David City, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at CHI St. Elizabeth Health Center in Lincoln.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at Kracl Funeral Chapel in David City, with Jerry L. Kracl, officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service. Military honors will be provided by Rejda Post #273 American Legion of Brainard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Michael was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Bluefield, West Virginia, to Alvin and Hazel (Hall) Rogers. Following High School, he entered the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. On Nov. 3, 1973, he married Sharon Barnes at the First Baptist Church in Columbus. They lived in David City, and Michael worked as a jailer and dispatcher for the Butler County Sheriff. He served on the City Council for eight years, was past commander of the American Legion Post in David City, co-founder with Frank Keith of the Avenue of Flags, and currently belonged to Rejda Post #273 of the American Legion in Brainard. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in David City. Michael loved his job and treated all prisoners in his care with respect. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family.

Michael is survived by his wife, Sharon of David City; the dog he loved, "Montana"; sister, Linda (Randy) Hlavac and brother, David (Kathie) Rogers, all of David City; brother, Scott Rogers of Wyoming; two sisters-in-law, Doris Rogers of Fairfield and Tammy Long of Schuyler. Also surviving are nephews and nieces: David Cemper, Bob Cemper, Jason Divis, Dave Rogers, Jr., Amber Long, Lisa Hlavac, Amy, Angie, Xavien and Alexa, Brody, Austin, Trey, Lily, Mikey, Ciera, Ryker, Chauncey and Maggie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alvin Rogers, Jr.; two sisters: Juanita Rhoades and Patricia Gerlach; nephew, Jeremy Long; and sister-in-law, Melodie Kosch.

Kracl Funeral Chapel of David City, www.revbluejeans.com

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