Gregg T. Rogers, age 60, of Port Washington, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 27, 2023 at his residence.
Gregg was a loving son, brother, uncle and great uncle to his family. He sent frequent messages of curiosity and care, often asking for recent family photos. Gregg was a kind and thoughtful person. He was often a source of wisdom and an attentive listener who remembered details. He had a good heart and a warm smile that made you feel at ease. His warmth, in addition to a wonderful sense of humor, made loved ones want to be around him. His sincerity and kindness left a lasting impression. Everything about him, down to his laugh and way of walking, was truly one-of-a-kind. His loss will be felt keenly by those who would have relied on him for strength at just these moments.
Born on March 26, 1963 in Milwaukee, WI, Gregg was the beloved son of Marliss and Julian Rogers. He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from St. Pius XI High School. Gregg joined the United States Air Force and served during the Gulf War in Desert Storm and Desert Shield during the 1990-1991 campaigns. Upon his release from active duty, Gregg returned to Wisconsin and served with the 128th Air Refueling Unit out of General Mitchell Field in Milwaukee. He retired from the Wisconsin Air National Guard with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant after more than 25 years of service.
Residing in Port Washington for the last decade, Gregg was an avid sports enthusiast, especially the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and NASCAR. He was still anticipating his season tickets from the Green Bay Packers and still waiting.
Gregg received an Associates Degree from the Community College of the Air Force and was nearly complete with his Bachelors Degree from Concordia University in Mequon.
Gregg also enjoyed gardening, music and cooking his way by reinventing old family recipes.
Gregg is survived by his father Julian Rogers, his siblings Janet (Paul Owens) Rogers of London, OH, Paul Rogers of Milwaukee, Deidre (John) Anheuser of Milton, GA, Carla Rogers of West Allis and Aileen Rogers of Greenfield; his nieces and nephews Justin (Ania Kozlowska) Rogers-Cooper, Alyssa (Mark Blackwell) Rogers-Cooper, Chelsea (Hunter) Mills and Evan (Chelsea Lupica) Anheuser; his great nieces and nephews James and Lyla Blackwell, Konrad Kozlowski-Cooper, August, Elijah and Aida Mills; Aunts Patricia (the late Red) Odette and Kay (the late Stuart) Larson, Uncle Alan Foran, Uncle Llewellyn (Beverly) Rogers, and dear cousins, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother Marliss and brother Christopher Rogers, and in addition to those named above, also Uncle Benjamin and Aunt Patricia Coursin, and Uncle Robert Rogers.
We will celebrate Gregg’s life 5pm Friday, November 10, 2023 with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Family will receive relatives and friends Friday from 3:30 to 4:45 pm at Church prior to Mass. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington..
Memorials to the Port Washington Food Pantry, 1800 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI 53074 (www.thefoodpantryinc.com) appreciated.
POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, Port Washington, WI assisting the family. Information and condolences available at www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.