Virgil Eugene Rogers
February 26, 1939 ~ October 3, 2014
Virgil E. Rogers, 75, Garretson, died Friday, October 3, 2014, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Memorial Services will begin at 10:00am, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon. Inurnment will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Huron.
Virgil Eugene Rogers was born February 26, 1939, in Burke, SD, to Doris Rogers. He attended school in Pierre, through the eighth grade when he left to start working full time on the farm for his uncle. Virgil basically farmed until 1996, when his health no longer allowed him to continue. Also in July 1996, Virgil married Marti Kron in Onida. The couple resided in Pierre until they moved to Sioux Falls in 2000. The couple worked side by side for Service Master cleaning commercial buildings.
Virgil was a man of simplicity. He worked hard and loved to read his Bible. It was his favorite pastime. He especially enjoyed having Bible study and lunch at his home. He also really loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Any time he could be involved in their lives, he found joy. Whether it was being reminded to fill up his coffee “to the rim” or chasing someone down the hall with a face full of shave cream, asking for a “Kiss and a moochie”, Virgil’s teasing and his contagious laughter will be somethings everyone will remember. You couldn’t help but laugh along with him when you heard it.
Virgil is survived by his wife, Marti; two daughters, Bonnie (Jim) Quinn, Rapid City, Darcy (Darin Prins) Rogers, Hardwick, MN; two stepdaughters, Tammy (Larry) Lange, Grandforks, ND, Teresa Peterson, Newfolden, MN; eleven grandchildren, Mandi, LaRae, Jacob, Kassandra, Megan, Janelle, Ethan, Sarah, Levi, Travis, and Kyle; sixteen great-grandchildren, Kyliauna, Haileigh, Carson, Kaydence, Urijah, Kenny, Shayleene, Shauna, Brieanna, Dallen, Keenan, Roirey, Emmaly, Samatha, Kaylee, and Zack; two siblings, Dwayne Mutucha, Burke, and Dorothy Kirney, Wagner; and two sister-in-laws, Mary Mutucha, Burke and Gladys Smith, Idaho.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lyle Smith, George Mutucha; one daughter, Brenda Hoffman, and “Grandpa J” Rogers.