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Harold Rodgers

February 7, 2020

Harold Rodgers 84, died February 7, 2020 at his Newton residence.  He was born August 26, 1935 in Newton, Kansas to Leonard and Lillian (Patrick) Rodgers. On September 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 has 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 4 grandchildren Zacarey (Amanda) Carey; Sam (Jessie) Carey; Dustin Carey and Nichalous (Emily) Alumbaugh he also has 5 great grandchildren: Emmalyn, Adalyn, Coralyn, Kolten and Levi


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


Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday February 14, 2020 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brad Riley presiding. Burial will be in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory Rural Newton, Kansas.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home 


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

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2 thoughts on “Harold Rodgers

  1. I will miss seeing Harold at the breadbasket when I come home for visits. Harold and Andy were very dear to my heart and will never be forgotten. So sorry for your loss.

  2. I will forever have fond memories from visiting with Harold daily, he always made sure the coffee was ready and he will be missed by all that knew him.

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