RAVENNA — Lysle L. Rogers, 91, of Ravenna died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ravenna with the Rev. Micah Gaunt officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the church.

Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Wellfleet to Chancey and Mary Elizabeth (Golden) Rogers.

On July 28, 1945, he married Anne Jakubowska in Crepy-en-Valois, France. She preceded him in death.


Survivors include his sons, Bernard Rogers of Denver and Dan Rogers of Ravenna; daughters, Jacki Gray of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Laurie Mapes of Minatare; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He attended school in North Platte. He joined the National Guard before volunteering in 1939 to become a U.S. Army Ranger. He served in World War II until 1945. He served during D-Day, and his group was the first into action.

He and Anne lived in North Platte until they moved to a farm south of Ravenna in 1948.

Lysle worked as a farmer, trucker and cattleman until his retirement.

He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Philip and Bernard; and sisters, Thelma and Edna.

Memorials are suggested to the church.

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