OBITUARY: Harold Rodgers

Harold Rodgers, 84, died Feb. 7, 2020, at his Newton residence. He was born Aug. 26, 1935, in Newton, to Leonard and Lillian (Patrick) Rodgers.

On Sept. 2, 1960, he married Andrea Weems at the Newton Church of the Brethren and they shared 52 years of marriage before Andy passed away March 30, 2012.

Harold had a tremendous work ethic and worked for over 60 years at the same job as Garwin, Edo-Aire and Sigma Tek were sold out. He was proud of his continuous work through the years.  He also had a cleaning business in Newton and cleaned for Boston Insurance and Alumbaugh investments.  

When he wasn’t working his jobs, he could be found in his yard working his large garden and doing many projects around his yard.

Harold’s family was important to him and he looked forward to spending time with his daughters, grandchildren and siblings. He could be found almost every Friday catching up with his family at the Breadbasket.

Harold is survived by his daughters, Jeanenne and her husband, Gary Alumbaugh of Newton and Lenora Carey and her husband, Kevin of Valley Center; brother, Alvin Rodgers of Newton and two sisters, Neva Riley and Doris Bazil, both of Newton. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Zacarey (Amanda) Carey, Sam (Jessie) Carey, Dustin Carey and Nichalous (Emily) Alumbaugh. He also has five great-grandchildren, Emmalyn, Adalyn, Coralyn, Kolten and Levi.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Andrea, parents, brothers, Charles, Lee, Marvin and Henry Rodgers and one grandson, Nathaniel Alumbaugh.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, with the family receiving friends 6:30-8 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brad Riley presiding. Burial will be in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory in rural Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society, in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.