Thomas Rogers

Date of Death: Oct 19, 2011
Thomas Rogers
[highlight_text] (1964-2011) [/highlight_text] Thomas W. Rogers, 47, of Marshall, Mich. and formerly of Waupun, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Mich.

[hr] [leftcolumn] Tom was born on March 27, 1964, in Waterford, Mich. to Fane Thomas and Norene J. (Paepke) Rogers.

Tom graduated from Waupun High School in 1982. He earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin. He worked for Cequent Performance Products in Tekonsha, Mich. for 14 years. In 2006, he was promoted to Director of Offshore Project Management and served there until his illness in 2011.

Tom did a lot of traveling with his job which took him all though Mexico, Asia, China, and the Philippines.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Church, The Society of Automobile Engineers, and the North American Marine Manufacturers Association. Tom also helped the Department of Transportation in setting standards for vehicle and trailer lights.

He loved all vehicles, including riding his Harley, taking a course in racing stock cars, and even riding his bicycle. Tom also enjoyed volunteering with the Calhoun County Relay for Life, and spending time helping at the Food Bank.

He is survived by his sister, Kathy Johnson, and a nephew, Alec Johnson, both of Richfield, Wis. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jackie Rogers in 1992, and a brother-in-law, Eric Johnson in 2007. [/leftcolumn]

[rightcolumn][highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Graveside services for Thomas W. Rogers will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Waupun. The Rev. Fr. Michael Wild will officiate.

[highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Relatives and friends may call on the family on Friday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home, 201 E. Jefferson St., in Waupun, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m.[/rightcolumn]

[full] [hr] The Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. [/full]