THREE OAKS — Michael Rogers, age 77, of Three Oaks, died peacefully, Monday, December 17, 2018, at home surrounded by his family.
Michael was born March 24, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to William and Evelyn (Methe) Rogers. He married Charlotte (Burtzlaff) Rogers on August 27, 1966, at New Buffalo Methodist Church; she survives.
Family was the most important part of life to Mike and he loved spending his time with them. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 to 1964. Upon his honorable discharge, Mike worked for the Martin Marietta Sand Plant in Bridgman. He moved on to other companies over the years but retired from the GRSD Sewer Authority in 2003.
Mike loved to visit the casino and was fond of playing blackjack and the slots. He and Charlotte would travel the world enjoying many trips together. They visited Thailand, Switzerland, Ireland, England, and many others.
Michael will be greatly missed by family and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years Charlotte (Burtzlaff) Rogers of Three Oaks; son Anthony (Mark) Rogers-Condon of Michigan City, Indiana; grandchildren Jasmine Eckert of Hammond, Indiana and Analiese Rogers of Three Oaks; sister Patricia Glossinger of Union Pier; brother Jack (Sue) Rogers of New Buffalo; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, son Gregory Rogers and his wife Tonya, grandson Donovan Rogers, and brothers William Rogers and James Rogers.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, December 20, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128; and on Friday, December 21, 2018, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m.
The Reverend Dalton Stanage will be officiating.
Michael’s remains will be laid to rest in Lakeside Cemetery in Chikaming Township.
The family prefers contributions be made in name’s memory to Caring Circle Hospice 4025 Health Park Lane, St Joseph, Michigan 49085; or the New Buffalo American Legion Post 169, 19121 U.S. 12, New Buffalo, Michigan 49117.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.
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