Kenneth "Jim or Red" Rogers

  • Born: August 6, 1925
  • Died: September 28, 2018
  • Location: Big Rock, Illinois

Healy Chapel

370 Division Dr
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Tel. (630) 466-1330

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth "Jim" "Red" Rogers of Big Rock, passed away at the age of 93 but had the spirit of a teenager on Friday, September 28, 2018. He was born August 6, 1925 in Aurora, son of the late Chester and Frances (Goble) Rogers.

Jim served in the United States Army during WWII as a Private First Class. He worked for over 30 years with Arnold Lies Company in Aurora before he and his wife, Lois, bought a horse farm and created J&L Stables that they enjoyed running for more than 40 years. Jim had a true love for animals but especially horses and often talked about his time on the Kane County Mounted Patrol with his beloved horse, Billy Joe.

He enjoyed retirement with his beloved wife, dogs, horse farm and was often found sitting and looking at the farm he created with pride and love. He enjoyed visiting his Army buddies at the VFW and even the barber shop.

Jim and Lois loved to travel with the "Funtimers" club and talked often about their trips especially the one to Hawaii.

He had an incredible sweet tooth and was known for his candy stash and always had room for dessert!

Jim is survived by his daughters, Melody Collins and Linda Rogers; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Weiten; niece, Lou Holden and sister-in-law, Mildred "Sis" Burkhart.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 74 years, Lois (Krahn) Rogers; son, Roy Rogers; step-mother, Mary (Conn) Rogers; sister, Betty Drushel and son-in-law, Roby Collins.

Visitation will be held on October 5, 2018 from 4 PM - 8 PM at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on October 6, 2018 at the funeral home followed by a burial at River Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to University of Illinois Companion Animal Memorial Fund at


Condolence & Memory Journal

I see him riding the fields of heaven with all of his pets. Godspeed Red

Posted by Deb Raymond - Big Rock, IL - Friend   October 05, 2018


I am sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted by Mary Thompson - PLANO, IL - Friend   October 03, 2018

Red and Lois were great friends and watched over me like an adopted daughter. We both loved horses and I had the privilege of keeping my horses at the stables in Big Rock. I worked at the Stables for many years on my days off cleaning stalls and putting up hay. Red and Lois were always there for me when needed. We had so many fun times at the stables drinking coffee and eating coffee cake while working at the stables and enjoying the day. He will always be remembered and I have missed them so much since I moved to Missouri. I will keep everyone in my prayers.

Posted by Janice Pedersen - Family Friend   October 03, 2018

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