Stephen Rogers, 53

Stephen A. Rogers, 53, North Manchester, passed away on Aug. 17, at 12:45 p.m. at Indiana University Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born in Warsaw on Jan. 22, 1960 to Lamar and Myra (Hover) Rogers, Palmetto, Fla. They survive.

Stephen graduated from Warsaw High School in 1978. He married Tammy Hiatt on Sept. 21, 1984. She survives. He worked in industrial maintenance with the former Little Crow Company, Warsaw. He was a member of St. Robert’s Catholic Church in North Manchester. He loved being a grandpa, racing and watching his son race. He enjoyed camping, was a fantastic husband, devoted father and a father to any child who entered his home. In March 2013, Stephen was the recipient of a double lung transplant. He loved his faith and his church.

In addition to his wife and his parents, he is also survived by two sons, Jon (Meghan) Rogers and Joel Rogers, both of North Manchester; a daughter, Mindy Rogers, North Manchester; one grandson, Bear Rogers, North Manchester; two brothers, Mike Rogers, Columbia City, and Chris (Lisa) Rogers, Cape Coral, Fla.; and four sisters, Cathy (Craig) Smith, Warsaw, Laura (Jeff) Parker, Lagro, Linda Strong, Washington, and Susan (Gary) Simpson, Warsaw.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Robert’s Catholic Church, 1203 SR 114 East, North Manchester, with Father Tim Kroeger officiating. Friends and family may call on Friday, Aug. 23 from 12-2 p.m. at St. Robert’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

To assist the family with final expenses, memorials may be directed to McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 West, North Manchester.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.

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Posted on 2013 Aug 19