Passed away suddenly at the age of 71 on April 12, 2013, dearly beloved husband of Katherine "Kathy" Sorensen of Sonoma. Loving father of Stephen Sorensen and John Sorensen and Step Father ("Pops") of Karen Moreda, Jolene Borders, Shelly Bianchi and Stephen Bianchi. Devoted grandfather of 13 and proud great grandfather of three. Dear brother of Lee (Dick) Miller and loving brother in law of Myrna (Don) Donaldson, Barbara Paris and Willie (Leroy) Paulucci. Loving uncle to several nephews and nieces. He dedicated 42 years to the airline industry. He was the youngest person in the State of Nebraska to receive a pilot license at the age of 14 and fly. Although he loved his work, he mostly cherished family time with his wife, grandchildren and friends. As a native of Lexington, Nebraska, he played on the 1958 Nebraska State Champion High School Football Team. His passion for the game continued by supporting local high school football teams.
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Family and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Rogers' Life on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Sonoma Golf Club, 17700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA. The family prefer memorial donations be made to
Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from May 2 to June 1, 2013