Rev. James C. Rogers

Rev. Jim Rogers

Rev. James C. Rogers passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.  He was 71.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Jeremy (Jaime) Rogers; daughter, Alison Rogers; sister, Karen (David) Keune; and grandchildren, Zoe and Kyan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rona Gorthy.

A pastor of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Pastor Rogers served congregations in Custer/Hill City, SD, Chesterfield and Ironton.

He had been the pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironton for nearly five years. While Pastor Jim served as pastor at St. Paul, he was also a member of the Ministerial Alliance, and he often wrote the “Reflections on Faith” column in The Mountain Echo.  He loved the Arcadia Valley and made many friends while here.

A memorial service was held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 15750 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, on Saturday, February 23, at 11 a.m.  Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to or Concordia Seminary at

Arrangements by  Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin.

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