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Alphonse ‘Al’ Rogers

Alphonse "Al" Rogers
Alphonse "Al" Rogers

SHANNON – Alphonse “Al” Rogers, 93, of Shannon, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

He was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Erie, to Camiel and R. Pharailde (Staessens) Rogers. He married Shirley Wheeler on Jan. 18, 1947, at St. Catherine Church in Prophetstown.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Shannon; sons, Raymond of Lanark and Alan (Martha) of Shannon; daughter, Patsy Briska of Lanark; six grandchildren, Chae (Angelica), Ray Jr.(Heidi), Ricky (Gina), Jennifer (Tony) Arand, Jeremy (Megan), and Shawn; nine great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and sister, Irene Lippens of Prophetstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three uncles, one brother-in-law, and son-in-law, Robert.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Lake Carroll Clubhouse, 29-11 Ironwood Blvd., Lake Carroll.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to a charity of the donor’s choice.

And as Al would say, “Just Keep Dancing.”

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