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H. Dean Rodgers

Posted on Jan. 5, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

May 30, 1930 - Jan. 3, 2013

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — H. Dean Rodgers, 82, of Ontwa Township, Edwardsburg, passed to his rest Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

He was born May 30, 1930, in Knox, Ind., the son of Herman and Hazel (Trigg) Rodgers.

He moved to the Edwardsburg area in 1963 from South Bend. He was the owner of Diano’s Hair Fashions in South Bend and then worked at Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation in the custodial department. He was an active member of Granger (Ind.) Missionary Church. He served as Sunday school superintendant and loved music, especially singing his “favorite hymns of the church.” He was an artist in his trade of woodcarving.

Dean was married April 16, 1950, in Scottsdale, Ariz., to Bernadine L. Frost, and they enjoyed 62 years together. Surviving are their children, Brenda (Mike) Gans of Edwardsburg, Linda (James) Smith of Dowagiac and Harold (Barbara) Rodgers of Granger. There are five loving grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a sister, Marilyn Folkers of Knox.

Family who have preceded Dean in death are his parents; sister Lois Flegal; and three brothers, Dan Rodgers, Charles Rodgers and Joe Rodgers.

Family and friends may gather from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Granger Missionary Church, 50841 Birch Road, Granger, where a service of remembrance will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Officiating will be the Rev. Earl Smith, pastor and the Rev. Bob Renner, former pastor. Friends and family may gather Monday for one hour before services at the church. Interment will follow at the Edwardsburg Cemetery, immediately following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the church. Arrangements are by the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 West Main St., Edwardsburg.