Robert Rogge, 59, of Palmer, KS, died August 8, 2021, at his home. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited Tuesday, to celebrate Robert’s life by watching fireworks at Robert’s house. Bring your lawn chair and refreshment. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 11 at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, near Palmer. Rev. Bob Leiste will officiate. The pallbearers will be Eric Winter, Kyle Winter, Justin Rogge, Adam Rogge, Chase Kesl and Conrad Winter. Robert was born October 7, 1961, at Washington, KS, to Olen and Loretta (Kohlmeier) Rogge. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church west of Linn. In 1979, he graduated from Linn High School. On November 29, 1986, he married Sheila Winter at Palmer. Together they lived in Topeka, Silver Lake, St. George and near Palmer. While living near Topeka, Robert worked for Northrop Grumman as an Electronic Technician. He operated KRB Pork in Washington County and in 2011, Robert and Sheila started Scattered Acres Outfitting near Palmer. He also enjoyed hobby farming. He loved hunting, fishing, and setting off fireworks. When his nieces and nephews got married, Robert would organize the fireworks show. Robert enjoyed traveling with Sheila to sandy beaches. The Florida Keys were a favorite and fishing trips in Canada and Minnesota. These trips were rarely just the two of them, usually many close family and friends were invited. He enjoyed collecting toys, restoring tractors, and his family. Robert was a member of Kansas Walleye Anglers and Pheasants Forever. He was preceded in death by his father, Olen Rogge; mother, Loretta Nutsch; stepfather, Francis Nutsch; and nephew, Jeremy Oelschlager. Survivors include his wife, Sheila; two sons, Sheldon Rogge, Green, KS, and Caleb Rogge, Kansas City; two brothers, Roy (Robin) Rogge, San Diego, CA, and Mike (Deb) Rogge, Linn; two sisters, Lori (Leland) Cook, Washington, and Mary (Robbie) Oelschlager, Palmer; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.
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