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James Leon Rogers 1882-1933

ROGERS, SKOW

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/11/2010 at 01:08:37

J. L. Rogers Passed Away Last Thursday
Has Been Ill for Eighteen Months; Funeral Services Held in Graettinger M.E. Church Sunday; Interment at Estherville

J. L. Rogers of the Wallingford community, formerly of this city, passed away Thursday, November 23. He had been ill for eighteen months and despite the best of care and medical skill nothing could be done to relieve him. He gradually grew weaker until called by death. His illness was caused from Kidney trouble and complications.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Services were held at the home and at the M.E. church in this city, the Rev. Arthur Bottom officiating. Music at the church was furnished by a quartet from the Young Peoplesí choir with Harry Keller at the piano. Many beautiful flowers were in evidence, a tribute to the esteem in which he deceased was held by his fellow citizens. Members of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Estherville took charge of the funeral services outside the church and at the Oak Hill cemetery at Estherville where interment was made. The full ritualistic ceremonies of burial were carried out. The pallbearers were C.L. Sanders, Fred Rubink, Wilbur Holroyd, M. O. Grodland and Chris Larson. The honorary pallbearers were Chester Torreson, J. A. Haring, Chester Anderson, Peter Jacobsen, Clarence Ingvall and Charles Jurres. Many old neighbors and friends were in attendance at the last sad rites.

James Leon Rogers was born at Marshalltown, Iowa, October 22, 1882. He was 51 years of age last October. On March 28, 1910, he was united in marriage at Emmetsburg to Miss Anna Skow. Three children were born to this union. Two sons, Albert and James, died in infancy. The other son is Norman Leon who is at home. The family resided at Lake Park for some time and later at Wannego, Kansas, and for the past several years resided in Graettinger and the Wallingford vicinity. He was a member of the M.E. church and for 23 years was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge. He was also a Modern Woodman.

Last January Mr Rogers suffered an attack of the flu. The ailment caused a growth on the kidneys. He was taken to Iowa City for treatment but nothing could be done for him. He realized he was suffering with an incurable ailment, but he calmly and patiently awaited the inevitable approach of death. Very definitely he resigned himself to the will of the Heavenly Father and put his soul in the Fatherís keeping. This is indeed a great source of comfort to the faithful wife and son who so lovingly ministered to him during his long illness. In addition to his widow and son he is grieved by four brothers and other relatives. The Graettinger and Wallingford communities have lost an upright, worthy citizen. The Times extends sincere sympathy to Mrs. Rogers and son and to the other relatives in the trying sorrow they have been called upon to bear.

Those from a distance who were in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Skow and son, Earnest, of Lake Park; Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Skow, of Barnard, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Skow, of Lamberton, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Skow and daughters, Dorothy and Geraldine, of Lamberton, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klein, of Webb, Iowa; Elmer Hakeman, of Aberdeen, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vedder, of Milford, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Skow, of Walnut Grove, Iowa. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, November 30, 1933)


 

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