John R. Rogers
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RACINE - Age 87. Passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Racine, November 28, 1930, son of the late Francis and Susan (Nee: McCreery) Rogers. John proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He received Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and furthered his education at the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana where he received a Doctorate in Organic Chemistry. John was a longtime faithful member of Plymouth Congregational Church where on September 10, 1955 he was united in marriage to Joyce A. Strawnsky. She preceded him in death, September 11, 2002. John was employed by S.C. Johnson Wax for many years, retiring as Director of Research and Development-Personal Care, and held three patents. He loved golf and enjoyed traveling the world over the course of his life. Survivors include his loving children, nieces and nephews: Karen Pinzer (Devin Farmer) of Milwaukee, Kevin Rogers of Racine, Rebecca (Craig) Swanton, Matthew Blair, Cindy (Dean) Arneson, Mark Strawnsky, Sharon Wakefield, Forest Blair; his loving companion, Joyce McVeigh, as well as other relatives and dear friends. His sister, Roberta Blair and niece, Deborah Blair, preceded him. Funeral services will be held at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 1143 College Avenue in Racine, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Robertson officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday, October 29th at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday at church from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:00a.m. Private interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Mound Cemetery. Memorials to Plymouth Congregational Church have been suggested. MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403 (262)634-7888 Please send condolences to

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Published in Racine Journal Times from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28, 2018.
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October 28, 2018
Sorry for your loss. My parents were real good friends of John and Joyce. My father Edward Schaut also worked with John at Johnsons. Our family also were members of Plymouth for many years. Again sorry for your loss. Amysue Schaut
Amysue Schaut
October 26, 2018
Karen, you and your family have my deepest sympathies. Stay strong.

Sandra Steele
October 23, 2018
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of John. He was our lawn care customer for many many years in fact so long we had it memorized caller I.D. or not. He would always stop us just to chat a bit about vacations or whatever if he happened to be home when we were there. He will be missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family and Joyce at this time.
Kevin, Lorie and Michael Giese -Perfecturf Lawncare LLC.
October 21, 2018
As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your treasured memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.
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