Rogene E. Rogers, age 68, of Kalispell, MT was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday November 23rd while surrounded by the love of her family at Logan Health Hospital in Kalispell, MT after a courageous fight with cancer.Funeral services will be 10:30am Friday, Dec 3rd at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington, NE with Rev. Rick Kanoy and Rev. Jason Duley officiating. Burial to follow at God’s Acre Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday Dec 2nd at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington, and one hour prior to the service at the church. A memorial service is also scheduled for 11:00am Monday December 6th in Bemidji, MN at Trinity Lutheran Church. An additional memorial service will be scheduled at a later date for her friends in Kalispell to be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church there. Rogene Ellen (Hornickel) Rogers was born July 4th, 1953 in Ord, NE to Lores LaVerne and Velma Augusta (Bockstadter) Hornickel. She lived and attended school in Ord through her graduation from Ord High School in 1971. Rogene met her husband, Michael, while he was serving St John Lutheran Church in Ord, NE, where they were also united in marriage on June 26th, 1977. Following Michael’s pastoral calls to serve, they moved to Middletown CT after they were married (1977-1978); Milwaukee, WI where both of her sons were born (1978-1984); Wisconsin Dells, WI (1984-1989), and Arlington, NE (1989-2000). Upon retirement, they moved to Bemidji, MN, where Michael passed away in 2011 (2000-2016); then in 2016 Rogene, along with her son Luke, moved to Kalispell, MT to be close to the mountains. Rogene enjoyed cooking, baking, crafting & quilting. She held various jobs and business ventures throughout her life, including running her own craft store, ‘The Parson’s Wife’, in Wisconsin Dells. She enjoyed selling her handmade goods at craft shows, teaching quilting classes, baking pies & Christmas cookies, entertaining, decorating, and most of all, being a wonderful mother to her two boys. She touched many people by her kindness, generosity, and her strong faith. She will be missed by many. She is survived by her two sons, Luke Rogers of Kalispell MT and Ethan (Katie) Rogers of Bemidji, MN; sister Ronda Tucker, and brother Roger (Amy) Hornickel both of Ord, NE. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr Michael Rogers, parents Lores & Velma Hornickel, and brother Randy. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the quilting Thimble Club at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kalispell, MT, or any charity related to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
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