Florence Rogers, 87
Florence Rogers, age 87 of Fredericksburg, IA died Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Sumner, IA.
The Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg, IA with Rev. Ronnie Koch presiding over the service. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg, IA with Chad Morriss, Tonya Blasen, Jill Buland, Erin Dedor, Alex Rogers, Austin Rogers, Jared Morriss, Amanda Pederson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kate Morriss, Kash Morriss, Joseph Blasen, Carson Dedor, Lauren Dedor, Gage Pederson, AJ Buland and Madisen Buland.
Friends may greet the family an hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted by the family for the arrangements.
Florence was born on Jan. 21, 1934, to Edward and Elizabeth (Gitch) Harrison at St. Joseph's Hospital in New Hampton, and she grew up on a farm near Fredericksburg. She received her education first at a country school near her home and then attended Fredericksburg schools, where she was a member of the Class of 1952.
She married Bob Rogers on April 8, 1954, and the family grew to include three children — Ruth, Rhonda, and Leroy.
Florence always had a big garden that she tended meticulously, and she did a lot of canning over the years. When all of her kids were in school, she worked at the nursing home in Fredericksburg, as a milk tester at the creamery, and then for a number of years at the town's grocery store.
She and Bob enjoyed camping, fishing, just taking drives out in the country, bowling, and playing cards with their friends. When they retired in the 1990s, they loved their home away from home — a permanent campsite at Pulpit Rock Campground near Decorah, where the couple loved to meet up with old friends and make new ones, too.
Florence had eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and there was no better day for her and her husband than the one in which the Rogers family gathered together for Christmas. Her family will always remember the night Santa Claus came to visit the children at the annual family celebration. For Florence, there was no greater joy than seeing her family all gathered together on the most special of holidays.
Florence was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and although she will be sorely missed by all those that knew and loved her, they also know that after a 1 1/2 -year separation, she is reunited with Bob in Heaven and enjoying a perfect campsite.
Florence is survived by one son, Leroy (Deb) Rogers of Gunder, IA; two daughters, Ruth Morriss of Fredericksburg, IA, Rhonda Teeter of Mason City, IA; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Harrison of Sumner, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert in 2020; two sisters, Marie (Ward) Knoll, Helen (Paul) Dawson; one brother, Raymond Harrison; two twin granddaughters.