February 21, 1947 – February 1, 2021
Celeste Rodgers, 73, of Bridgeport, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Bridgeport Memorial Chapel. Her funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 5 at Gloryland Church in Bridgeport with Pastor Cameron Farrenkopf officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Bridgeport Memorial Chapel facebook page. Interment will follow at the Redington Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.bridgeportmemorialchapel.com
Celeste was born February 21, 1947 in Taft, California to Wayne A. Sr. and Alice J. (Bryant) Walker. The family moved to Fresno, California and Celeste graduated from McLane High School and attended Fresno State College. She worked as an orthodontist assistant for one year until her marriage to Robert Rodgers on January 7, 1967 at the Free Methodist Church in Fresno, whom she met while he was stationed on a naval air base near Fresno, CA.
The couple moved to Bridgeport to live on a farm and ranch where they raised their children. Celeste worked alongside her husband helping on the farm and ranch all of her life.
She was a member of an Extension Club for several years, and the New Life Assembly of God Church in Bridgeport where she helped to coordinate the Missionettes Program and kids church. She enjoyed crafts, home, being outdoors with her husband and family and especially if it was with the horses or teams. Some of the greatest joys of her life were her grandchildren and her animals.
She was a Christian from early childhood and was water baptized with her son John and was baptized in the spirit in 1981 at New Life Assembly of God Church.
Celeste is survived by her husband Robert of Bridgeport; children: Michael Rodgers and John Rodgers both of Bridgeport and daughter Jodie (Clint) Holthus of Oshkosh; grandchildren: Allyssa Rodgers, Jessica (Amos) Torres, Brooke (Ryan) Phillips, Kinsley Cornelison, niece’s sons who were like grandsons to her Aaron and AJ Luce, Korban Waid, Zane Miller, Colton Holthus, Riley Holthus, and Nicole (Jacob) White; great-grandchildren: Bentley and Lilly Hecht, Wade and Wesley Phillips, BellaRose and Maximo Torres, Dallan and Layla Blake, Kyler, Braelynn, and Nina White; brother and sister-in-law Wayne, Jr and Sue Walker of Squaw Valley, CA; aunt who was like a sister to her: Irene McCostlin of Florence, MT and her daughter who was more like a niece than a cousin, Kimberly Hooper; nieces Sandra (Dennis) Widener of North Platte, NE who was like a daughter to her and Jasmine Maroon of Squaw Valley, CA; and lifelong friend Barbara (Ed) Ramos.
Celeste was preceded in death by her parents Wayne, Sr. and Alice Walker, sons Mark Thomas Rodgers and Steven Ray Rodgers, in-laws Herman and Cora Rodgers, and sisters-in-law Irene Rodgers, and Linda Bruntz.
- Monty Ogard, Casket Bearer
- Twigg Cressy, Casket Bearer
- Dennis Widener, Casket Bearer
- Mike Widener, Casket Bearer
- Johnny Lang, Casket Bearer
- Dave Brening, Casket Bearer
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
February 4, 2021
Celeste is and will always be my lifelong friend. Since youngsters in junior high to now. I will miss my best friend although I know she is with her LORD and two of her sons. What a reunion that will be. Thank you all who have taken care of Celeste lately.
She will be missed by all.
February 4, 2021
Celeste was such a sweet, kind and strong woman. I am so glad I met her over the years. She will be watching over us!
February 4, 2021
Sending sympathy and prayers. May God bring you comfort.
Rest in peace Celeste
Jane Reimers and Flamig
February 3, 2021
Celeste and family are well known in the Bridgeport area. I knew them through the Bridgeport New Life Assembly of God Church awesome times together and great neighbors over the country Hills!
Jane Reimers and Flamig family!
Many memories and Prayers to all of you!