DEAN MAURICE ROGERS, 83, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. He was a member of the Harlan United Methodist Church. He was an instructor on the rifle range while serving in the Marines during the Korean War. He owned Dean's Floor Covering and later was co-owner of D & D Carpet. He resided in Englewood, Fla. for 17 years moving back to Harlan in 1997. He was a skilled woodworker, creating unique pieces of art, such as a wooden ferris wheel and merry-go-round; he was also an avid reader. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marylin (Bollier) Rogers; daughters, Mauna (Gene) Cowan, Renee (Rob) Ely; grandchildren, Grant (Nikki) Cowan, Reid and Kylene Cowan and Ashley and Bobby Ely; three great-grandchildren, Abby, Braden and Elaina Cowan; sister, Joyce Johnson. A memorial service is 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Harlan United Methodist Church, 16434 State Road 37, with family visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. Memorials to honor Dean are to Harlan United Methodist Church or Harlan Christian Youth Center. Arrangements by Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2013