James Rogers

Crooks

James “Jim” Rogers, 82 of Crooks, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Ava’s Hospice House surrounded by his wife and children. 

A visitation with scripture service was held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Miller Westside Funeral Chapel in Sioux Falls. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Oct. 9, at St. Michael Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to O’Gorman High School, or the Hungry Hearts Program.

James “Jim” Rogers was born Dec. 12, 1936, to Dwayne and Helen Rogers in Forestburg. He grew up and received his education in the Forestburg area.  Jim then served in the Air Force from 1954-1956.

He was united in marriage to Marcella Kirsch in 1959. Jim and Marcella “Marcy” had just celebrated 60 years of marriage in August. They were blessed with three children, Debbie, Steve and Mark. Jim worked for 40 years with the Sheet Metal Union #10 and retired in 1996.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, spending time with his family and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jim never missed opening pheasant season at the family farm. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Marcy Rogers; daughter, Debbie (Jeff) Luther; sons, Steve (Laurie) Rogers and Mark Rogers; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Larry (Jody) Rogers.

His parents, Dwayne and Helen; brother, Norman; and in-laws, Lawrence and Marie Kirsch, preceded him in death.

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