73-year-old Ed Rogers of Utica died February 27th in his home after a battle with cancer.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 at the Utica Fire Department. Visitation is at the fire department Sunday from 11 until service time. The Burgess Funeral Home in Utica is handling arrangements.
Ed was born in Geneva, IL to Leo and Dorothy Rogers. He married Karen Susan in 1983. Ed served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the St. Charles Police Department, IDOT and joined the Utica Fire Protection District in 1997.
Ed is survived by his wife Karen; his daughters Heather King of Wisconsin, J. Margret Rogers of New York and Christine Grindle of Florida; his son Steven of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
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