Obit: Rogus, Leon J. (1935- 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Rogus, Nickels, Nygard, Lepper, Hixson, Martin, Knapp, Podorski, Bragg

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 12/05/2012

Rogus, Leon J. (23 April 1935 - 21 October 2012) With Flag

Leon J. Rogus, 77, of Mount Prospect, IL, passed away on October 21, 2012 at Oakton Pavilion in Des Plaines, IL. He was born in Reseburg, WI on April 23, 1935. Leo honorably served in the Army of the United States as a PFC E3 from April 28, 1957 to April 21, 1959. He was the co-owner of Clearwater Fishing/Hunting Lodge in Emo, Ontario Canada from 1960-1970 as well as a draftsman and a finish carpenter. Leo was the beloved husband of Francine (nee Nickels); loving father of Elizabeth (Karl) Nygard, Susan (Late Jim) Lepper, Laura (Steve) Hixson and James (Lisa) Martin; cherished grandfather of 13 and proud great-grandfather of four; dear brother of John Rogus, Jr., of Gordon, WI, George (the late Marge) Rogus of Duluth, MN, Dorothy (Frank) Knapp of Corinth, TX and Joan (Jerry) Podorski of Boulder, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John (Nellie) Rogus, Sr.; his brother, August Rogus and his niece, Susa Bragg.

A Memorial Mass was held at St. Raymond Catholic Church in Mount Prospect, IL on October 25, 2012. Leo will be sadly missed.



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