Barrie William Rogers, age 56, of Baileyville, KS died at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca, KS on Sunday, May 8, 2011.
He was born June 22, 1954 as a twin to his sister Bonnie to Fred and Verona Roggenkamp Rogers in Washington, DC where his mother worked at the Pentagon.
Barrie and his sister attended the St. Benedict Grade School and B&B Junior High and Senior High graduating in 1972.
Barrie was a member of the St Mary’s Catholic Church at St. Benedict, KS.
Barrie loved to design and build specialty equipment and tools. He was especially proud of his 5020 Boom Tractor. He also loved to buy and sell machinery and to visit “Tank – It” the local coffee hang out. Barrie belonged to the Heartland Antique Tractor Pull Association and loved the friendly competition but preferred bringing home First Place Trophies.
After years of being a bachelor, Barrie and Marilyn were married on February 14, 2007 at Axtell, KS.
Barrie farmed north of Baileyville and ran a Bulldozer business with his uncle Cy Roggenkamp, most of his adult life.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Rogers of the home at Baileyville; a twin sister, Bonnie Lee of Topeka, KS, an uncle, Cy Roggenkamp of St. Benedict, KS; and an aunt, Marva Sproules of Bonner Springs, KS; two step sons, Chester Link and his wife Lisa and their daughters, Hannah(12) and Lilah (9) of Canton MA, and Joshua Link and his wife Alisha and their two sons, Garrett (12) and Tanner (9) of Waterville, KS; and two step daughters, Mary Crevier and her husband Jamie and their two girls Marrisa (3) and Khloe (born 3/15/2011) of Olathe, KS, and Angie Byers and her husband Dan and their son Dillon (13) of Lawrence, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday May 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Benedict, KS. Fr. Ed Oen CPPS will celebrate the mass. Casket bearers are Tom Kohake, Dan Lierz, Scott Rokey, Gary Sunneberg, Rick Smith, and Don Nolte. Honorary casket bearers are Lester Fangman, Leon Stallbaumer, Jack Boyle, Bobby Kohake, Reggie Bergman and Harold Carr. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, St. Benedict, KS.
The rosary will be prayed Wednesday evening at 7:00PM at the Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca, KS.
Memorials are being left to the Nemaha County Home Health and
Hospice and may be sent in care of the Popkess Memorial Chapel, Seneca, KS.