Kurt Anthony Rogers, age 58, of Springfield IL, died Friday, January 21, 2022 at Memorial Health in Springfield. Kurt was born August 19, 1963 in Zanesville, OH to Loretta M. (Hale) Rogers and the late Thomas N. Rogers Jr., both of Zanesville. Kurt married Mary Lou Bettis on June 1, 1996, and she survives. Kurt is also survived by four sons, Donte Rogers and Lance Rogers of Pittsburgh, PA, Brian-Thomas Rogers and Nicholas Rogers of Springfield, IL.
Kurt is also survived by his mother, Loretta Rogers of Zanesville; siblings, Mike Rogers, of Zanesville, OH, Dominick (Terry) Rogers, of California, Deborah L. Farley, of Zanesville, OH, Thomas R. (Karma) Rogers, of Columbus, OH, Amber (Kiran) Raghavendra, of Columbus, OH, Allen Stuchell, of Zanesville, OH, Brandy Rogers, of Zanesville, OH, Randy Young, of Zanesville, OH, Kim Agnew, of Martins Ferry, OH, Robert Christian, of Columbus, OH, Stacey Duling-Corbin, of Zanesville, OH and Valerie Christian, of Columbus, OH; Kurt is also survived by four special grandkids that were near and dear to his heart; Aria, Mason, Elise and Dorian.
Kurt graduated from Zanesville High School in Ohio. He was a veteran and served honorably in the US Navy aboard the USS Brumby. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Springfield IL.
Kurt retired as a Correctional Sergeant from the Illinois Department of Corrections after 25 years of service. Kurt’s passion was football. He played for Zanesville High School with great admiration for his Coach, Ron Apperson. Kurt was also an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. Kurt was a Volunteer Head Coach for the Southeast Packers in the Springfield Junior Football League for many years.
Kurt had a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews that will miss him terribly.
Memorials and/or donations may be made via the following: https://www.paypal.me/MLBettisRogers or Kurt Rogers Memorial, ATTN: Mary Rogers, PO Box 4672, Springfield IL 62708. All donations will help with any medical expenses and then to various charities.
You may call on the family Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., funeral service to follow at 12 p.m., at Burrell Funeral Services. Pastor Terrence Brown officiating. Livestream of Kurt's service will be available at Facebook.com/BurrellFuneralServices. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery's Soldier's Circle. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES, in Zanesville, OH is serving the family.
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