Roland R. “Ronnie” Rogers, 83, of Omaha, formerly of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Maple Crest Center in Omaha.
Ronnie was born on March 30, 1937, in Culbertson, Nebraska, and was one of ten children born to Robert and Minnie (Malady) Rogers. He graduated from McCook High School with the class of 1955. He then went on to further his education at Auctioneer School in Iowa. After finishing his time in school, Ronnie moved to Lexington.
He was united in marriage to Deannah Burkey in June of 1958 in Lexington. Five children were blessed to this union: Ronda, Deb, Randy, Ryan and Jeff. The family made their home in Lexington where Ronnie was part owner and auctioneer of Lexington Livestock and was a cattle buyer. The marriage would later end in divorce. In addition to being a cattle buyer, he owned and operated R&R Cattle Feedlot.
Ronnie then moved to Johnson Lake where he would reside from 1983 until 1998. He started a new venture in opening and running R&R Trucking and Truck wash.
He was united in marriage to Gayle (Oelkers) Cyriacks in 1994 in Lexington. They made their home in Elwood from 1998 to 2013. In 2013, they moved back to Lexington before Ronnie’s health started to decline, separated from Gayle and moved to Maple Crest in Omaha until his passing.
He loved being outdoors and took great pride in buying and working cattle. For everyone who knew Ronnie cattle was his passion. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting with his friends and was great on the grill. He enjoyed attending his children’s activities and later his grandchildren’s activities.
Ronnie was a former member of the Dawson County Cattleman’s Club and Dawson County Spare Rib Club. He also enjoyed being part of a dance club for many years.
Survivors include his children, Ronda (Mike) Maloley of Lexington, Deb (Duane “Chub”) Klein of Fremont, Randy (Beth) Rogers of Lexington, Ryan (Stacy) Rogers of Alma and Jeff (Sara) Rogers of Lexington; thirteen grandchildren, Travis (Katie) Maloley of Lexington, Torri (Jared) McCracken of Lexington, Terah (Connor) Williams of Elm Creek , Desi (Tyler) Kenney of Kearney, Dawn (Ben) Hansen of Fremont, Dusty (Gentry) Klein of Fremont, Haley Rogers of Lexington, Ross Rogers of Lincoln, Lindsey (Caleb) McKeever of Wymore, Ty (Emily) Rogers of Wisner, Skylar (Will) Price Goldsboro, North Carolina, Colby Rogers of Cozad and Jake Rogers of Riverdale; sixteen great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jerry Mullanix of Grand Island; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Wayne, Richard, Robert, Larry and Russell; four sisters, Alphadene Burke, Bernadine Hockman, Geraldine Hoffman and Gladys Mullanix.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Pastor Anne Gahn, officiating. The service will be livestreamed via the First United Methodist Church website. Face covering will be required to enter.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Burial will be in Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the Lexington Community Foundation or Lexington FFA.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefunerahome.com