Donald Dean Rogers
April 12, 1936-June 28, 2021
Donald Dean Rogers, 85, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Uncle passed away peacefully June 28, 2021, in Fort Collins, CO.
His faith in God guided his character and actions in life. Some traits which reflect his nature are humility, kindness, work ethic, compassion, and service to others. Don was a leader for his family, community, and church, with a quiet dignity as inspiring as it was distinguished.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen, of 57 years and is survived by children, Scott, Stacy and Mark, grandchildren, Emma, Jack, Kailea and Maila.
Don was born Easter Sunday, April 12, 1936, to Joseph Rogers and Verna (Hagermann) Rogers of Muscatine, Iowa. He grew up next door to his grandparents, well-known for the Hawkeye Pearl Button Company, with a large extended family who played an important role in his youth and the community.
Don loved sports and excelled at football and basketball. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, rising to the rank of Eagle Scout. At Iowa State University, Don joined Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the football team.
With a Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Don worked for the US Forest Service in Colorado and the Black Hills of SD. He also loved to ski and served on the Ski Patrol at Steamboat and Wolf Creek.
There will be a celebration of life in Fort Collins. In his honor, please be kind and good to one another and support causes which do the same. For Don's full obituary visit www.goesfuneralcare.com.