George Simon Rogers 1876-1950
ROGERS, SILLGE, NOBLE
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/7/2012 at 22:50:20
Heart Attack Fatal for George Rogers
Dies While Asleep On Couch at Home
George Rogers, 74, long time Estherville resident, former rural mail carrier, farmer and odd jobs man, died last night at 8:30 while sleeping on a couch in the living room at his home on North Ninth street in Estherville.
Death was due to a heart attack, apparently suffered while he was asleep. He had not been sick, and Mrs. Rogers, who was in the room at the time, was not aware he had died until several minutes later.
He was born Sept. 25, 1876, in Waterloo, where he received his education, and later attended Iowa State Teacher College at Cedar Falls.
He first came to Estherville in 1900 when he was employed as a grocer and Sept. 10, 1902, was married to Odelia Sillge of Estherville.
The couple moved to a farm near Ireton where the Rogers lived a year, then returned to Estherville. They farmed south of town for several years, then Rogers was employed for many years as a rural mail carrier at the Estherville post office. In recent years he had followed a variety of occupations. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife; two children; Mrs. Charles Noble of Winnebago, Minn., Weston B. Rogers, proprietor of Fixit shop in Estherville, and two grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Sternborg funeral chapel with the Rev. G.E. Forssell officiating. Burial will be in Eastside cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 20, 1950)
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