BENTON — Donald E. Rogers, 83, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Thursday April 11, 2019, at his residence.
Donald was born Dec. 28, 1935, in Hamilton County to Ralph and Mirkie (nee Thomas) Rogers.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Meeks) of Benton; son, John (Kim) Rogers of Westmont; daughters, Elizabth Arnold of Brandon, Florida, and Cynthia LaCour of Pass Christian, Mississippi; grandchildren, Ryan (Erin) Arnold of Austin, Texas, Kegan Arnold of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cally (Marc) Genson of Algonquin, and Scott (Megan) Rogers of Buffalo, New York; and great-granddaughter, Emerson Arnold of Austin, Texas.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.
Don worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 36 years. He rode the train sorting mail between Southern Illinois and Chicago. He was the postmaster at Orient, Sesser, and finally at his hometown of McLeansboro.
He loved to crappie fish at The Social Security Wall at Rend Lake and he supplied lots of folks with bags of fish. He was the owner of Rogers Nursery for many years. He loved woodworking, making birdhouses, squirrel feeders and yard decorations.
Cremains will be interred at Oddfellows Cemetery in Norris City at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SSM Health at Home Hospice of the Good Samaritan in Mount Vernon and will be accepted at the Union Funeral Home.
Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort is in charge of arrangements.