Mark William Rogers
November 30, 1955 – September 27, 2023
Mark William Rogers was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 30, 1955 to John E. and Jean Rogers. He passed away September 27, 2023 with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife; Shelley Bolduan; daughter Meredith Smith (Drew); son Taylor Rogers; five adoring grandchildren: Emeryn, Keene, Olivia, Myler and Ember; mother Jean Rogers; and sister Linda McGinnis (Bob). He was preceded in death by his father; John E. Rogers.
Mark’s greatest joy was his family. He shared 30 fun and loving years with his wife, Shelley. He was the proud father of Meredith and Taylor, and even prouder grandpa to his grandchildren. Each summer Mark and Shelley took his mom, children and grandchildren on a trip where everyone could be together and make cherished memories. These trips were filled with laughs, family dinners, adventures, card playing (with Mark giving the statistical probability of his cards landing the way they did at every hand), and last summer, evenings jumping on the trampoline with his grandchildren.
Mark had a large group of friends. He was always quick to jump on a plane, even on short notice, to go to Vegas, a golf trip, watch horse races or see a football game…maybe placing a wager or two on the underdog. He was an avid golfer and bowler, scoring perfect 300’s numerous times. At one time he owned Dodger Lanes Bowling Alley in Wahoo, Nebraska.
Many have shared with the family what a good guy he was. To the core, Mark exemplified what it means to be a friend and a good person. He never wanted for luxuries, instead preferring to enjoy time and experiences with those he loved most.
A celebration of Mark’s life will be held on Monday, October 16. Visitation will begin at 12:30pm with a service to follow at 1:30pm all at West Center Chapel. During the service, the family invites and welcomes you to share stories of your friendship with Mark.
Please join the family after the service at one of Mark’s favorite places, Tiger Tom’s, located at 7103 Military Ave.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider the gift of blood and platelet donation. During Mark’s battle with cancer, numerous blood and platelet transfusions allowed him to receive the treatments and procedures he needed. Monetary donations can also be given to the Nebraska Community Blood Bank at: https://give.ncbb.org/give/493585/#!/donation/checkout.
Thank you to the doctors and nurses at Nebraska Cancer Specialists and to the many medical professionals who assisted in his care at Methodist Hospital during his final days.