George Edward “Butch” Rodgers, age 82, of Angola, died Thursday November 19, 2020 at home. Butch was born in Chicago, Illinois to parents George and Kathryn (Matic) Rodgers on September 27, 1938. He obtained a degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. During this time, he saw active duty in the United States Navy Reserves during the Cuban missile crisis where he flew with patrol squadron 661. His training and education added to George’s natural love of fixing things. As a young man he was not afraid to tackle new hobbies. Being an avid pilot and scuba diving were just a couple of his loves. He had tremendous enthusiasm for all water sports. As he matured, he used his degree and worked as an engineer in the petroleum industry for many years. Interesting projects took him all around the western side of the globe. Later in life he enjoyed a more relaxed lifestyle fishing and spending lots of time back in the Midwest at Hoosier Hill Farm with his wife Becky. George projected amazing optimism his entire life and he had a natural ability of inspiring everyone he touched. You will be greatly missed Butch!
Wife: Rebecca Rodgers of Angola, Indiana,
Son, Craig and Anna Rodgers and their sons, Gabriel, and Jacob of Oregon.
Son, Peter and Debra Roesner, II and their son, Peter, III of Petoskey, Michigan.
Son, David and JJ Roesner of Chicago, Illinois.
Son, Franklin and Kristin Roesner and their children Adam and Nina of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Son, Doug and Lexi Rodgers and their daughters, Morgan, Kelsey, and Perry of Florida.
Sister: Carol and Bob Green of California.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Angola United Methodist Church, Angola, Indiana. Private military burial at Marion National Cemetery. Arrangements by Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville.
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