MISSOULA — Robert Morris Rogers “Bob” went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, surrounded by his daughter, Barbara and son-in-law, Russell. Bob was born April 24, 1928, in Arlee to Blanche Cyr Rogers and Andrew Russell Rogers and had one sibling, Deloris. He graduated from Arlee High School and served with an United States Air Force unit in Hawaii as a Control Tower Operator from 1946-1949.
On Nov. 8, 1952, Bob married Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Krantz in St. Ignatius, and together they had four children, Barbara, James, Franklin and Bruce. Bob graduated from the University of Montana in 1963 and worked as an accountant for the IRS for 33 years in California and Montana where he received achievement awards and retired in 1992.
Bob was an intelligent, kind man with a quick wit and a strong work ethic. He was a perfectionist who could fix or build almost anything, and it would last forever. Family and friends appreciated his great sense of humor and his willingness to lend a helping hand. Bob deeply loved his family and was involved with his children in sports. He loved the Lord and faithfully took his family to church on Sundays. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Helena for many years serving as a deacon and keeper of the church vehicles. Bob’s favorite pastimes were watching sports and going to garage sales.
Bob and Betty were together for 45 years until her passing in 1997. Bob was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Deloris. He is survived by his daughter Barb and son-in-law Russ Francetich of Missoula, sons: Jim, Frank and Bruce Rogers, grandchildren, Rachel (Tim) Higgins, Joshua Lee, Ashley (Ty) Klompien, Chad, Megan, Tom Rogers, and great-grandchildren; Andrew, Hunter, Madison and Tanner Higgins and special friend, Helene Boehler.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at Church of The Nazarene, 2339 26th Ave. (Corner of South and 26th avenues), Missoula, MT with a luncheon to follow. Memorials can be made to the Krantz Memorial Cemetery, Attn: Darlene Mendler, 653 Preston St. Missoula, MT 59804. Internment to be held at a later date.