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In Loving Memory of
Richard Dean Rogier
Richard Dean Rogier, Sr., 88, of Glen Carbon, IL passed away on July 11th, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL
He was born February 19th, 1932 in Streator, Illinois to Floyd and Marie (Dawson) Rogier. His father was a Methodist minister and died when Rich was seven years old. Afterwards the family relocated to Troy, Illinois where his mother’s family lived. Following high school, Richard spent 4 years in the Navy, earning a Purple Heart for wounds sustained as a result of enemy action in Wonsan Harbor, Korea, on May 5th 1953. Beginning in 1966, he spent his career working as a civil servant for the U.S. Government, retiring in 1988. Rich was an avid sportsman and enjoyed singing with his brothers and friend Joe Ottwein in the Fairview Four barbershop quartet. He was a proud member of Mensa and active in his local Parkinson’s disease support group.
On November 13th, 1993 he married Jean Schmidt and she survives. He is also survived by two children, Rene (Kent) Robinette of Bethalto, IL, Rhonda (Norman) Fohne of Troy, IL; daughter-in-law Karen Rogier of Maryville, IL; six grandchildren, Kyle Rogier, Monica Rhodes, Zachary Robinette, Erin Bothwell, Stephen Fohne, and Laura Fohne; sister in law Eunice Rogier; three step-children Jim (Christine) Schmidt, Jenny Khan, and Jan (Vince) Schlueter; thirteen step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert Rogier and Floyd Rogier, a son Richard Rogier, Jr, and two step-daughters Jerlyn Gilmore and Jill Schmidt.
Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. A memorial service will be held at Saksa Mateer Funeral Home in Edwardsville, IL on Thursday, July 23rd at 6 PM. Visitation will be from 4-6 PM prior to the service.
Thomas Saksa Funeral Home 2205 Pontoon Rd Granite City IL 62040 618-876-4321
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