Gerald R. "Jerry" Rogers

Jul 5, 2019
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A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Locke Funeral Home


Friends may call for an hour before services at the funeral home.


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa. Military honors will be conducted by Evansdale AMVETS Post #31, Waterloo AMVETS Post #19, and the Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard.


Senior Star in Davenport, Iowa


DAVENPORT – Gerald R. “Jerry” Rogers, 80, of Davenport, formerly of Harlingen, Texas, and Waterloo, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at Senior Star in Davenport.


Jerry was born November 12, 1938, in Cedar Falls, the son of Bert and Lydia A. Donach Rogers. He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1956.


He married Joan M. Roehr-Brown on October 15, 1966; Joan died June 25, 2015.


Jerry served in the United States Army from 1961 until 1967 in Okinawa. He worked at Chamberlin Manufacturing and later worked at John Deere until he retired. He was a member of UAW Local #838.


In his earlier years, Jerry was an avid bowler.


He is survived by 3 step daughters: Margaret “Peggy” (Tyrone) Wilson of Bettendorf, Penni (Bob) Teare of Cedar Rapids, and Pamela (Diane Kowalcik) Den Hartog of South Daytona Beach, Florida; 7 grandchildren: David (Heather) Wilson, Stephanie McDowell, Jennifer (Tiffani Branham) Nelson, Thomas (Gerta) Den Hartog, Colin (Mattea Trefz) Teare, Tyler Teare, and Mackenzie Teare; 6 great-grandchildren: Lexas, Jarrett, and Keagan Wilson, Liam Nelson, Conan Den Hartog and Bennett McDowell; and many nieces and nephews.


Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; 6 brothers: Hugh, Francis, Donath, Donald, Stanley and Howard Rogers; and 2 sisters, Mildred Rickard and Genevieve Grieves.


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  1. vic | Jul 11, 2019

    Pam & Family,

    Please accept our condolences in the loss of your dear step-father. We wish you comfort at this sad time.

    Barb Miller & Vic

    Friend & teacher

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