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Obituary of Gerald E. Rogers, 79


Gerald E. Rogers, 79, of State College, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 11, 2019 while at Centre Crest Nursing Home.

Born in Lock Haven on November 2, 1939, he was the son of the late Gerald L. Rogers and Geraldine (Vonada) Rogers Bohn. Gerald graduated from State College High School in 1957 while also working on the family farm. On September 5, 1959 he married Loretta M. Irvin, who survives.

Gerald worked in the Agricultural Department at Penn State University for 31 years and was involved with Logan Grange and Ag Forum. He was an avid member of the Shiloh Lutheran Church. Gerald was a very active, hard working farmer who was lovingly dedicated to his family.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Ron L. Rogers. Surviving in addition to his wife, Loretta (Irvin) Rogers, are his daughter, Kimberly Packer and (Don Stitzer) of Pleasant Gap, his son, Terry L. Rogers and his wife (Gina) of Bellefonte, six grandchildren, Danny Packer, Crystal Stine, Terry L. Rogers, Jr., Cortney Rogers, Maxwell Rogers and Madison Rogers, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, one sister, Bonnie L. Moerschbacher and two nieces.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 1034 Benner Pike, State College with the Rev. Richard Virgil officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Burial will immediately follow the funeral at the Centre County Memorial Park, located next to the funeral home.

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Name of Deceased

Gerald E. Rogers



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Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service

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