James E. Rogers, 76 of Streator, IL. died Friday, October 26, 2012 at 6:40PM at Tjardes Health Care Center at Evenglow Lodge.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials in Jim’s name may be left to Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.
Jim was born on February 22, 1936 at Peoria, IL., a son of Earl Lloyd and Flora Margaret (Crooks) Rogers. He married Julia Patterson on December 28, 1954 in Woodford County, IL. She survives in Streator, IL. Also surviving are 2 Sons: Wade (Sara) Rogers of Cornell, IL. and Kenneth Rogers of Minonk, IL. 1 Daughter: Dana (Gary) Doran of Pontiac, IL. 6 Grandchildren and 5 Step-Grandchildren: 2 Sisters: Judy Hastings and Gloria Hastings both of Benton, IL. Jim was preceded in death by 1 Brother: Earl Rogers and 1 Sister: Sharon Dozard.
Jim was educated in Peoria Schools. He served our country in the US Army and had been employed at Caterpillar for 27 years before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion.