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Edward (Duane) Rogers, age 77, of Edina, Missouri died at his home, December 12, 2007 under the care of his wife Diane, friend Sharon Culler, and also Hospice of Northeast Missouri.
Duane was born March 5, 1930 in Hedrick, Iowa, the son of Santford Edward and Edna Kopsieker Rogers.
On August 21, 2000 in Miami, Oklahoma, he married Diane Rudicil.
Surviving are his wife Diane Rogers of Edina, Missouri; two sisters, Florence Kriegshauser and husband Jim of Peoria, Illinois and Maurine Shearer and husband Stanley of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Debbie Miller and husband Keith of Muskogee, Oklahoma; one brother-in-law, Jim Rudicil and wife Paula of Edina, Missouri and Raymond and Carolyn Rudicil of Edina, Missouri; three children, Laura Patton of Waynesville, Missouri, Kathy Tallant and husband Brian of Waynesville, Missouri, and Michael Rogers and wife Laura of Richland, Missouri, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents.
Duane was raised in the Novelty, Missouri area and he served his country in the United States Air Force from January 5, 1954 to January 4, 1957. Duane worked in the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri for a time and later he drove a propane truck for MFA Oil and Christian County Gas in Ozark, Missouri for twenty five years until his retirement. He then moved back to Edina in 1994.
Duane enjoyed traveling and camping with Diane and his dog Blacky and also going to tractor shows and visiting with his two best friends, John Mason and Dwain Perrigo and many others. Duane had a great love for riding his Minneapolis Moline tractor and enjoyed being outdoors.
At his request, Duane is going to be cremated and there will be no services, but there will be a celebration of his life on December 29, 2007 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. Memorial Post #4822 in Edina, Missouri.
Memorials in honor of Duane Rogers may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to the Hudson Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri 63537.