Rogers Otto Findeisen, age 93 passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in La Grange, Texas
Rogers was born on January 31, 1924 to Willie and Emma (Ashorn) Findeisen in New Ulm, Texas. He was baptized July 13, 1924 by Pastor A. Lindenburg in the New Ulm Lutheran Church. He was confirmed April 10, 1938 in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sealy, Texas by W.M.Schreiner.
Rogers fought in World War II in the South Pacific on a heavy Cruiser; The USS PORTLAND from February 10, 1943 until January 10, 1946. He served in the Navy as a GM3/C He was awarded 9 battle stars. He always said he was on the USS Portland 2 years, 10 months and 28 days.
He was married to Vernice Reuter on October 19, 1947 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top, Texas. They celebrated 65 years of marriage prior to Vernice’s passing in 2013.
He and Vernice adopted 2 daughters and lived in Houston until he retired in 1982 and moved to he beloved farm in La Grange. He loved to grow watermelons and vegetables as well as raise cattle
He is survived by his 2 daughters; Becky Lynn Bohot and husband Calvin, Connie Sue Michalsky and Dave Caughman, 4 Grandchildren; Angela Aleman and husband, Marcos, Zabrina Karstedt and Michael Sloan, Crystal Richter and Chris Greater; and Tiffany Michalsky. He has 5 Great Grandchildren, Abigayle Karstedt, Mikayla Sloan, Nickolus Sloan, Aubree Graeter , Rebekka Aleman and Witten Graeter.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, 6 sisters, 2 brothers, his wife Vernice and 6 Brother inlaws and 3 sisters in law. He is survived by numerous nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as family friends.
Memorials may be made to either Wounded Warrior Project
PO BOX 785516 Topeka, KS 66675
Or Alzheimer’s Asoociation
PO BOX 96011 Washinton, DC. 20090-6011 or the Charity of your choice
Visitation with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 in the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church,La Grange, Texas
Military graveside to follow in the Nassau Cemetery in Round Top, Texas