RICHIE RAY ROGERS
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Richie Ray Rogers, 23, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017, in Cedar Rapids.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home with visitation from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Nichols Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers will be Randy Rogers, Patrick Barker, Eric Henderson, Nathan Henderson, Donnie Henderson, Alex Moore, and John Kaalberg. Memorials may be made to the Richie Rogers Memorial Fund in care of Rodney Rogers at First National Bank.
Richie was born on February 17, 1994, in Muscatine, the son of Rodney and Lisa Griffin Rogers.
He was a 2012 graduate from Louisa-Muscatine High School. He was a member of the Operating Engineering Local Union #234 and he installed pipelines. Richie loved art, drawing, he also loved to fish, boat, canoe, and kayak. He enjoyed computers, videos, traveling, concerts, holidays, making money, all sports, riding his motorcycle, was a car enthusiast, and loved to spend time with his dog, Bear, his friends, and family.
Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Rodney and Lisa; foster parents, Gene and Sue Langstaff of Wapello; one brother, Randy Rogers of Muscatine; three half-siblings, Patrick Barker and wife, Chelsea, Amanda Barker, and Tiffany Barker, all of Muscatine; his step-brother, Gary Holliday and wife Joan, of Muscatine; and his grandmother, Shirley Rogers of Nichols.
He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Antionette Rogers.
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Richie always made me feel welcome and he accepted people for who they are without judgements. He would try to make everyone feel happy and included. The most infectious smile, laugh and just this intense excitement for ... more
Richie came to first grade every day with a smile. School wasn't always easy for him but he never complained. He never gave up. He had a lot going on in his life at that time but he always kept a positive attitude and... more
With my warmest sympathy to rodney and his family.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
After I read about Richie's recent death after just 23 way too short years of precious life, I wanted to express my feelings of sympathy for the Rogers and Langstaff family and friends. I know Richie has left you with ma... more