Richard Russel Rogers, 84, of Mackinaw City since 1983, formerly of Royal Oak, died April 11, 2008, in Southfield. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane. He was a University of Michigan graduate and served as a gunnery officer aboard the USS Guadalcanal during World War II. He retired from Ford Tractor Co., where he spent 32 years fore, casting and analyzing tractor sales. He was an active volunteer within Royal Oak, having served as president of Little League football and baseball. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed playing golf with his family. Surviving are children Richard (Heidi) Rogers Jr. of Warren, James (Barb) Rogers of Royal Oak, Jeffrey (Bobbi) Rogers of Wixom, Greg Rogers of Warren, Ginny (Russ) Rambeau of Royal Oak and Bob Rogers of Royal Oak; sister-in-law Joan Ellis of Wauwatosa, Wis.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were private. Memorials to Alzheimer's Association or Mackinaw City Library appreciated. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, (248) 541-7000. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on April 16, 2008.
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