Dale William Rogge, 67, of Wellington, MO passed away, January 4, 2021 at the Lafayette Regional Hospital, Lexington, MO. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the St. Luke Evangelical Free Church, Wellington, MO. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 at the church. Memorials to: St. Luke’s Church or Family’s Choice. Masks and social distancing.
Dale was born September 6, 1953 in Lexington, MO to Authur and Frieda (Kohlstaedt) Rogge. He attended Wellington-Napoleon School. After he graduated Dale farmed with his father and brother for a time. He worked for Lexington Hospital, Action Products, Vollenweider Orchard, Lyon’s Dye Casting, Whittaker Cable and Kerr Orchard. His favorite job was driving the fork lift at Kerr’s. He lived in Wellington all his life. Dale was a member of the St. Luke’s Church where he attended Sunday school, Bible School, was confirmed. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in Wellington’s Troup 317, and he attended H. Roe Bartle Scout Camp with his troop. Was a member of the Moose Lodge in Lexington. Dale was a volunteer for Wellington-Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department as long as his health allowed him to. Dale was friendly and quick to make friends. One of his favorite things to do was to go the “Coffee Shop” in the afternoon and visit with his friends. Dale had health problems all of his life. As he grew older his health problems compounded and left him unable to do many of the things he enjoyed so he created new things to do for enjoyment and entertainment. Dale could be seen almost every day driving around town, checking things out and making sure that all was well in Wellington. When he could no longer work, Dale helped his brother Kent on the farm driving trucks, unloading grain and making sure the grass was always mowed. Dale also had a small enterprise, that was plowing many gardens around town. He loved animals and was especially fond of his cat, Casey. When his cat died Dale gave his attention to the many barn cats and chicken’s on his brothers farm.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother Kent (Linda) Rogge, Wellington, MO. His nephew Erich C. Rogge, his children Colin and Sophia all of Highlandville, MO. Niece, Erin (John) Cullen their children Wyatt and Garrett all of Kansas City, MO. Many Cousins and Friends.