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Newel Rogers

January 1, 1935 - January 8, 2023

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Newel Grant Rogers, age 88, passed away Sunday January 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. at the home he shares with his son in Riverton, Illinois. He was born January 1, 1935 in Roberts, Idaho, a son of Guy and Myrtle Rogers. He married Phylliss Gene Anderson on May 25, 1957 in Huntington, West Virginia, and was sealed to Phylliss on June 5, 1957 at the Idaho Falls Temple in Idaho Falls, Idaho. His wife survives him in Riverton, Illinois. Other survivors include his children: Greg (and Kathy) Rogers of Fargo, North Dakota, Wendy (and Martin) Forbes of Divide, Colorado, Jerry (and LeeAnne) Rogers of Clinton, Utah, James (and Revette) Rogers of Riverton, Illinois, Mike (and Christie) Rogers of Overland, Missouri, Nikki Yu of Quincy, Illinois. He is also survived by 18 Grandchildren, and 14 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 8 siblings (Harold, Willina, Armiger, Eleene, Esther, Lavell, Loretta, William), 1 son (Bryan Rogers), and 1 granddaughter (Camille Rogers). Newel is retired from Nauvoo Restoration, Inc. where he worked as the manager of the historic homes and facilities in Nauvoo. Prior to working at NRI, Newel was in retail management for 20 years where he managed various retail stores in Iowa, South Dakota, Idaho, Utah, and Washington. As a young man Newel was drafted into the Army shortly after his marriage to Phylliss and served for 2 years before being honorably discharged. During his time as a member of the Nauvoo Ward, he served as 1st Counselor and Bishop. Newel enjoyed athletics and liked spending time playing golf, basketball, softball, and bowling. He also enjoyed woodworking and creating beautiful keepsakes, which he generously gifted to his children and friends.

Services will be held in Nauvoo on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Fasteson presiding. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral service.