Ronald Thomas Rogers, age 72, of Rhinelander, died July 2, 2020 at Ascension St. Mary's hospital.
He was born on Aug. 7, 1947 in Duluth, Minn., to Robert and Marget (Solem) Rogers.
Ron attended schools in Duluth, graduating from Duluth Central High School in 1965.
After his schooling he served his country as a member of the U.S. Army in Viet Nam and was awarded the Bronze Star. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to the Duluth area and married the former Susan Rodgers.
They were married on Nov. 14, 1970 in Silver Bay, Minn. They were blessed with 49 years of marriage.
Ron went to work for the federal government as a communications specialist.
While living in Onalaska he worked in both Minneapolis and La Crosse for a number of different agencies.
He retired in 2002. After his retirement he and Susan moved to the Rhinelander area where they have lived since.
To keep himself busy he worked for the Wisconsin DNR during his retirement years.
Outside of his work Ron enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son Nate. Ron was also an accomplished mechanic and he enjoyed working on old tractors and cars.
He enjoyed welding and he always looked forward to next edition of his Hot Rod magazine.
Ron was also a member of the Ray Rousseau VFW Post #3143 in Rhinelander and was an active member of their honor guard, honoring those fellow vets that went before him.
Ron is survived by his wife Susan and his son Nathan (Sada) Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his sons Jason and Adam, his parents, and his brother Robert "Bud" Rogers.
Private family services will be held for Ron.
You may leave your private condolences for the Rogers family at www.carlsonfh.com.
The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving Ron's family.
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