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William Theodore Rogers

December 6, 1927 — January 10, 2024

 

Captain William T. Rogers, age 96, died on January 10th surrounded by his family. William (Bill)

was born on December 6, 1927, to Theodore Rogers and Margurite Blake at St. Mary’s Hospital

Duluth, MN. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1946. Bill worked on the great lakes.

from 1946 to 1996. During this time, he started as a third mate and worked his way up to

captain, piloting foreign ships across the great lakes. Besides working on the great lakes, he

enjoyed spending time at the cabin, going to dinner with friends and working on his model

railroad. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in the Duluth Heights, the Duluth Elks Lodge

#133, the National Shipmasters Association, the Duluth Harbor Club and the U.S. Merchant

Marines.

Bill married Darlene Rehberg in 1952. Darlene died of injuries from an automobile accident in

1967. In July of 1976, Bill married Faye Sylvester. They were together until Faye died in

November of 2009.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Margurite, wife Darlene Rogers, wife

Faye Rogers, and granddaughter Ashley. He is survived by his daughter Margaret Rogers,

daughter Chris (Brent) Paulson, granddaughter Kindra Edberg (Shelby), and grandson Philip

(Dylan) Paulson.

The family would like to thank hospice nurse Brandy, the staff of Keystone Bluffs, the staff of

Solvay House, and his many friends at Keystone Bluffs for their friendship and support.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday Jan. 16, 2024, from 10AM until the 11AM Funeral Service at

 Dougherty Funeral Home.  The burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements by Dougherty

Funeral Home.  600 E. 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805.  218-727-3555.

 

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Duluth

600 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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600 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805

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