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Jeffrey R. Rogers

Jeff passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at his home in Plainwell.

He was born in Lansing, Michigan on February 17 1962, the son of Gerald and Barbara (Elkins) Rogers. Jeff had worked at Heritage Guitar and at Haworth in Grand Rapids. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, reading, grilling and spending time with his family. Jeff was a member of the United Methodist Church in Plainwell.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Gerald and Sharon Rogers; siblings, Jeramy (Ruby) Rogers, Jeanne (Anthony) Danks, Joseph Rogers and Joel Rogers; nieces and nephews, Alan, Ceana, Chase, Kate, C.J., Amber, Ryan and Andrew along with many great nieces and nephews and grandchildren, Shawnie and Haiden.

He was preceded in death by his mother and brother, James Rogers.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Jeff may be made to his family for funeral expenses.

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Colleen Elkins

December 18, 2018 at 7:42 am

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.



December 18, 2018 at 7:05 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Jeff had a great sense of humor, and had gift for story telling.

He loved God and he really liked helping at church. I feel I am fortunate to have known Jeff.


Tammy Thompson Drake

December 18, 2018 at 8:02 pm

Jeramy (Ruby) so very sorry, my prayers are with all of you and your family’s. God Bless You All! Love and hugs to you!



December 19, 2018 at 6:27 pm

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Jeff Rogers. I considered Jeff a friend of mine while he attended Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego. Jeff & I made a fine team together, working on several wood projects. Jeff was a good person, a hard worker, and a skilled craftsman. I lost track of Jeff as I traveled outstate for business for several years, and Jeff left the Church. I pray that Jeff accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord before he passed.


Ed and Kathy Sehy

December 20, 2018 at 7:44 am

Jeff was our neighbor and friend for many years. We mill miss having him next door and sharing conversations with him. He is pain free and at peace now. Condolences and prayers to his family.


Jeanne Rogers Danks

December 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

To my dear brother Jeff,

I am still in shock and can’t believe you are gone! I didn’t get to tell you so many things, but I’m praying you knew how much I love you and appreciated everything you always did for us kids. You were our father figure for many years and I’m sad you never got to do what all you wanted to do in your earthly life, but pray you are now pain free. You are so very much missed and we will love you forever and a day, Big brother.

Your one and only little sis,



Jon and Judy Nieuwenhuis

December 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Jeff was a neighbor. We were sadden for his sudden death. We pray that he is relieved of all his pain and suffering . God’s Speed.

May God be with the family at this time.


Ruby Rogers

December 21, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Dearest brother n law- Jeff

I can’t express the pain I felt, but the only way I can Greive is to write, something you proable never knew about me.

Turning Time

Watching the time so eagerly, why do we do that? Feeling the pain hit your brother as tears streamed on his face, holding him close wiping the tears, relising why do we face time? He called you home to a free of pain place, so heavenly and rich knowing our lives would never be the same, you came and went not knowing it would be our last hugs, my heart tugs just to feel your presence again, then I hear a whisper you raised a great boy your baby brother so sweet, a true man you raised him to stand on his two feet, you leaved behind so little but gained so much, your richer than any of us, I hear him call out be still and know I am here, as hard as it is to let go, we know it’s all you ever wanted, soaring high above us so tenderly sweet we miss you so much and each of us has are time to meet, so we will see you soon sweet Jeff, I love you like another brother, and merry Christmas so happy we can rejoice as you can be with Jesus and hear his sweet voice.

Jeff, you meant so much to not just Jeremy because you raised him but to me because you always made me laugh even in your painful times, and cracked the biggest smile you always showed love and compassion to our children that know when ever can. We will miss the Jeff’s grilling and backyard, football playing and holiday times but we know your always with us. Thank you Jeff for leaving behind such inspiration as we go on. Your sister n law-Ruby


Alan Rogers (nephew and brother in heaven)

December 23, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Dear Jeff, from nephew Alan. I reflect on the memories first of all

things what we did like play football,baseball,Frisbee all the other things

those last words to me i’m gonna reflect on that. I got student of the month at otsego middle school my dad jeremy rogers said this “Alan got student of the month this month” Jeff’s reply,”Wow! tell him to keep up the good work and i’m very proud of him!”. and also the tears aren’t

for sadness there for joy of the times. he made the BEST BARBECUE out of this world! when dad came out of his house I said “No not today lord it’s almost Christmas!” i was right but then i thought that’s his present.when i was watching my sister in a play room he had i sat in a rocking chair then i felt a breeze and then a

hand on my shoulder nothing was there! also, when me and dad went downstairs the light above the stairs was dim it’s weird because when mom went down it was bright? so when me and dad went down it was dim and when we went up the light was extremely

bright! it’s jeff saying thank you i think. but any way I love you uncle Jeff sincerely, Alan Rogers your nephew,brother in heaven.



December 23, 2018 at 5:22 pm

So sorry for your loss.prayers to you and your family!


Jeremy Rogers

December 23, 2018 at 10:44 pm

I Jeremy Rogers, youngest brother of Jeff Rogers will miss my big brother-Dad that’s who he was to me, and we both have the Lord, accept my has seen him and is totally with him now, but I know I will see him one day too, and my brother and my Mom! What a big heart he had for helping raise me for 9 years of my life until adult hood. He took me on many fishing trips, taught me how to play football, basketball, and baseball. He bought me my first bee bee gun too, and taught me that God created all the nature o


Jeremy Rogers

December 23, 2018 at 10:52 pm

Of the earth, and my brother always admired the beauty of it as well! He was proud of not only me but all of his family and wanted us to do good in life, and loved his step grandchildren like his own! He became even closer to God in his last days, as he will be very missed, but my family and I will reunite with him one day, but until then he would want us to keep living and serving Christ, for that is my desire more now than ever before!


Jan Sell-Kimble

December 24, 2018 at 7:32 am

It’s so sad to read this news. I met Jeff when I taught Jeremy at Plainwell Middle School. It was apparent that he was a kind soul raising a great kid. May Jeff…….Rest in Peace!!


Michelle Elkins

December 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm

I am so sad to hear this! Prayers to My entire family I am Very sad and Love them all very much. Just know he is now with his Beautiful Mother and Brother and Uncles and Aunts and Grandmas. God Bless each and everyone of you. He was truly a Sweet Man. Love you all!


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