Serving West Michigan Since 1899

David Rogers

November 16, 1936 - June 17, 2021
Holland, MI

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Visitation

Monday, June 21, 2021
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
Driving Directions

Visitation

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church
480 North 152nd Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 399-1062

Service

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
11:00 AM EDT
Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church
480 North 152nd Street
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 399-1062

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Memorial or Tribute Donation
3816 Paysphere Circle
Chicago, IL 60674
(800) 242-8721
Web Site

West Ottawa Scholarship Fund

Formation of the Scholarship Fund is in process.

Life Story / Obituary


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David D. Rogers, age 84, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Holland Hospital following complications of surgery for his heart. David was born in his childhood home to Alexander and Dorothy Rogers on November 16, 1936. He graduated from Holland High School in 1954. While in high school, he excelled in football and track. After graduation his father signed permission for David to go into the Army at age 17. He was in the army for 3 years mostly serving at 7th Army with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Immediately after returning home from the army, he attended Western Michigan University. In 1961 he graduated from WMU with a BBA degree. While a student at WMU he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Cook. They were married for 62 years.

After graduation he worked for Texaco Corp, starting as a salesman and progressed to a district manager. He then moved on to work for Terminal Supply as a salesman and again progressed to a district manager position and developed many friendships throughout his tenure. He was a member of Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church. In 2001 David retired from Terminal Supply and he and Carol started spending winters in Venice, Florida where they enjoyed the weather, golf, and the many friendships they developed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Dorothy Rogers, brothers, Paul, Jerome and Donald Rogers.

Dave will be remembered for the numerous stories he told and how he always made people laugh. He enjoyed boating, fishing and golf with family and hunting with his sons and grandsons. He especially enjoyed watching any football team that was playing at any time.

David is survived by his wife Carol; sons: Steve (Carol) Rogers and Scott (Sandi) Rogers; his daughters: Shelly (Tim) Jordan and Shannon (John) Quinn. He also leaves his grandchildren: Alex, Taryn and Paige Rogers, David (Nicole) Rogers, Daniel and Matt Rogers, Derek (Nichole) DeLamatre, Benjamin and Troy DeLamatre, and Elizabeth and Andrew Quinn.

David will be greatly missed and will always be remembered for his heartwarming welcoming personality and great smile.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church, 480 North 152nd Avenue in Holland. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Monday, June 21, 2021 at Dykstra Funeral Homes-Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue in Holland and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association or the West Ottawa Scholarship Fund.