Warren Delano Rogers
ELKHART- Warren Delano Rogers, 75, of Elkhart, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski.
Warren was born April 20, 1939, in West Frankfort, Ill., son of Harry Delano and Geneva Pearl Bowman Rogers. He was united in marriage to Suzann Tesmer on Dec. 19, 1970, in Lincoln. She survives him in Elkhart.
He is also survived by his daughters: Susan J. (Reggie) Lyons of Odin, Ill., Christina "Tina" Smith of Lincoln, and Carrie L. (Matt) Fights of Elkhart, Ill.; grandchildren: Benjamin, Christopher, and Katie Lyons of Odin, Ill., and Faith J. and Jaxson W. Smith of Lincoln; great-grandchild, Braedon Lyons; "adopted" daughter, Marilyn Renner of Chicago, Ill.; and "adopted" grandson, Cole Eimer of Springfield, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and granddaughter, Hope Fights.
Warren retired from the Illinois State Police, and he owned/operated a construction company since 1986. Warren was an active member of the Elkhart Christian Church.
He attended Lincoln Christian University; he received a President Life Saving Award in 1975 through the American Red Cross, and he was a Courier Citizen of the Month in 1982. Warren also served as an Elkhart Fire Chief for 11 years and as a Logan County Deputy Coroner.
Cremation rites will be performed. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Elkhart Christian Church. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln and an hour prior to the service on Wednesday at Elkhart Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to: Elkhart Christian Church Building Fund or Lincoln Christian University.
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