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Earl Wayne Rogers passed peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:42 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa from complications of pneumonia. He was 92.5 years old.

Earl was born on November 18, 1925, in Clear Lake, Wisconsin to Lloyd George Rogers and Mary Magdalene Kelly Rogers, younger brother to Calvin and Howard. Lloyd and Mary moved the family to Waterloo, Iowa when Earl was four years old. He graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1944.

Earl served in the United States Army during World War II as a member of Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army. He was a tank operating Staff Sergeant in the Battle of the Bulge, specifically at Bastogne. After the war, Earl attended Iowa State Teacher’s College (now UNI) on the GI Bill. He had a career as a national commercial artist and founded his own graphic art company, Forward Graphics, in Waterloo, Iowa. In 1984 Earl founded the “Brick Street Art Fair” in Adel, Iowa.

He was married to Jean Marie Ingebritson for 35 years and is survived by their three children, Julie Kruger (Delmar) of Parkersburg, Iowa, Timothy (Adrienne) of Eugene, Oregon, and Michael (Mary-Jane) of Los Alamos, New Mexico; seven grandchildren; three nephews; and one niece. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers.

Earl will be laid to rest at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, IA on Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
No formal visitation
Service:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
2:00 pm
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter, Iowa
Disposition:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
2:00 pm
Burial
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Van Meter, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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