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Luther Eugene "Gene" Rogers

November 2, 1946 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 75)

Luther Eugene “Gene” Rogers, 75, of Little River, Kansas, passed away December 30, 2021 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born November 2, 1946, in Salem, Illinois, the son of Warren and Rose Meyer Rogers. Gene has resided in Little River since 1986, formerly of Galva, Kansas. He graduated from McPherson High School with the class of 1965. Gene served in the United States Army from April 12, 1966 until his honorable discharge on March 25, 1969. He worked as the head custodian at Windom Elementary School for many years, and as a maintenance supervisor for 27 years at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River, retiring in August of 2020. Gene enjoyed refinishing furniture, watching sports, and caring for his chickens. He loved family genealogy, staying at home and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. On April 15, 1972, Gene was united in marriage with Deborah J. Kirkland in McPherson. She survives of the home. Gene is also survived by his three children, Terry Rogers and wife Talisha of Little River, Jackie Schafer and husband Michael of Little River, and Bobbie Steinle and husband Deon of La Cygne, KS; brother, Larry Rogers and wife Dana of Galva, KS; sister, Mary Williams of Little River; seven grandchildren, Ethan, Dustin, Kaden, Dylan, Ella, Sophie, and Devon; and many nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Roy Dale Rogers. Graveside service will be at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Bean Memorial Cemetery with military honors by the Ft. Riley Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Monday, January 3, 2022, at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to the Windom Tiger Paws in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.

 Service Information

January 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Birzer Funeral Home
214 W. Ave. South
Lyons, Kansas 67554

Graveside Service
January 4, 2022

10:30 AM
Bean Memorial Cemetery

Little River, Kansas 67457

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