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Donald Lee Rodgers

Born: Thu., Sep. 22, 1932
Died: Mon., Jul. 13, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 17, 2020
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 17, 2020
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church

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Donald Lee Rodgers, 87, left this world on July 13, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, PA. Don was born in Slate Lick, Pennsylvania, on September 22, 1932, son of the late Frederick and Esther (Schafer) Rodgers. He graduated from Ken High in 1950 having learned trade auto mechanics. After serving honorably in the US Army during the Korean War, Don married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betsy) Yetter, in 1957. They eventually settled in Sarver and raised three children while Don worked at Oberg Industries for 34 years as a precision machinist. Don was an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sarver where he served on the church council and sang in the choir. In retirement, the couple spent 22 years in Edgewater, Florida, where Don served on church counsel and numerous service projects at Trinity Lutheran Church. Don and Betsy returned to the area in 2018. Don loved cars, square dancing with his wife, camping trips with his family, and playing horseshoes and pool with his buddies. His friends and family will remember his twinkling smile, friendly demeanor and gentle spirit. Don is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Elizabeth Yetter Rodgers, daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth (Betsy) and Michael Slater, son Thomas Rodgers, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Mark Leshniowsky, granddaughters Bethany and Michelle Slater (fiancé Matthew Gilliland), granddaughters Morgan and Kate Leshniowsky, and sister-in-law Mary Jane Yetter Zadai. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Frederick Rodgers, Norma Jane Collins and Joseph Harold Rodgers. The family expresses a special thank-you to caregiving niece Deborah Collins Novak and the extraordinary team at Good Samaritan Hospice. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 409 Sarver Road, Sarver, PA 16055 on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Good Samaritan Hospice or your favorite charity.

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Merlyn Slater
   Posted Tue July 14, 2020
You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful man. 91

Kelly Behrik
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
My condolences to all of the family. He was a very nice man!

Heather Sanner
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
I grew up and looked forward to seeing your face at church! You were a good man! You will be missed by family and friends! Deepest condolences to your family.

Floyd Johnson
   Posted Wed July 15, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss of Don. May he Rest In Peace. We knew each other for a lot of years and had some good times together. God Bless You and All the Family.

leslie frantz
   Posted Thu July 16, 2020
so sorry for your loss what a great family it was a pleasure to have known you all may GOD bless you all!

Jessica, Rob & John Hutchison
   Posted Fri July 17, 2020
We are very saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in remembering all the good times and that he is at peace🙏. Take care and much love to you all.

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