George R. Rogers

October 26, 1940November 1, 2012
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Crystal Lake—George R. Rogers, 72, of Crystal Lake passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012 at his home.

He was born October 26, 1940 in Dearborn, Michigan to Clarence and Ethel (Stephens) Rogers. On August 12, 1967 he married Barbara Beutell in Dearborn.

He served in the Air National Guard for several years.

He worked for United Airlines for 39 years before his retirement in 1999. In his retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife in their RV, including being “snowbirds” in Florida. He was a Mustang enthusiast, enjoying both car shows and cruise nights. He was also well known within his family and in the Crystal Lake area for his baking but especially his cookies.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Geoffrey (Jessica) Rogers and Kathleen (Robert) Krystal; and his grandchildren, Alexander Rogers, Matthew, Mackenzie, Molly, and Morgan Krystal.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Julia Ruth Toles.

The visitation will be from 2 to 6pm on Sunday, November 4, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Visitation will continue from 9:30am to the 10:30am funeral service on Monday, November 5, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Ridgefield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Les Turner ALS Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077.

For information call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Continued Visitation Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2012

George R. Rogers

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November 4, 2012

Hard to remember when you never seen his great smile on his face, seemed like it always there. His family, close friends, all that knew him and worked with him will miss the smile and him.

Jims Sima/ORDFF retiree 1994

November 3, 2012

George was a pleasure to work with.He always did a good job and had a great personality.He will be missed by all of his fellow employees at United Airlines.Celebrate his life and except my heartfelt condolences.

Roger Tomlinson (Huntley,Il)

November 3, 2012

We are so sorry to hear George passed away. I worked with him at ORD FF
Really nice person

Dick and Georgianna Tonne
Mountain Home, AR

November 3, 2012

We always enjoyed being around George. What a positive outlook he had. We're very sorry for your loss.
Ann and Vic Beck

Jennifer Barger (Calder)

November 3, 2012

I love george and barb and Kathy and Geoff like my own family. We all grew up together. George and Barb are my parents best friends. George will be very missed. I have so many childhood memories of him and my dad together. George was always so nice and funny. I hope the Rogers family will be able to find peace after this huge loss.

Dan & Nancy Hershberger

November 2, 2012

George was a very dear person and we so enjoyed his company at the Retirement luncheons. He never failed to respond to my emails and 2 years in a row, his birthday fell on our luncheon date. We loved his mustang as well. You have our deepest condolences in your loss of a lovely man.

Dick Garrison

November 2, 2012

I don't know if I worked with Roger, I worked at ORDFF till 1974 then went to MKEFF. Either way, he is in a better place. He will also be missed by all the snowbird friends....Dick & Barb Garrison