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LaVerne "Buck" F. Rogers

LaVerne "Buck" F. Rogers

LaVerne F. (Buck) Rogers, age 87 of Menomonie, passed away quietly on Sunday March 31st, 2019 at his home.

Buck was born on October 12th 1931 in Menomonie the son of LeRoy and Margaret (Simmon) Rogers, the third child of a family of 9.  In 1949 Buck joined the US Navy and spent three years in the service.  After being honorably discharged he attended UW Stout where he earned a degree in Industrial Education.  After graduation he moved to Milwaukee where he taught at Boy’s Technical High School (now MATC).  This is also where he began a 30+ year career working as an insurance adjuster for Crawford and Company until he retired.  In the Milwaukee area is where he met his wife Sally (Sarah) Corbin due to their shared love of horses.  Buck and Sally moved themselves and their horses to Menomonie to begin a new life together running a farm and starting a family.

Buck ways always quick with a smile, and willing to help with whatever was needed.  His optimistic view on life was infectious (though he denied it), and that twinkle in his eye had a way of setting you at ease. 

Buck is survived by his loving wife Sally, children Brian (Sara) of Erin, WI, Kevin (Cathy) of Menomonie, Nicki (Mike) of Chippewa Falls, four grandchildren, and six siblings; Ralph (Bev), Viola Traxler, Edith (Dallas) Pankowski, Loren (Connie), Karen Kundy, and Chuck (Colleen).  He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Andrew, sister Jan Frieberg, and daughter Tammy.

Please join us for a celebration of his life at the Rhiel Funeral home in Menomonie, on Sunday April 7th from 3-5 pm.  A private family burial service will be held at a later date.


  1. Steve and Cindy Willey

    Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Buck was a great person to have as an uncle, and even though he would make you work hard, he could make it fun.

  2. Peggy McAloon

    Today there is a shadow on our collective hearts. The light that was the twinkle in his eye, the deep-throated chuckle, and the ever-present smile when Buck Rogers entered the room has only been dimmed. But, if you look closely at the doorway, you will still see the faint glow that says ā€œIā€™m with you always.ā€

  3. Sarah Ward

    Sally and family~
    I was so very sorry to read about Buck's death. My prayers are with you at this sad time.

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