In Loving Memory of Michael Patrick Rogers, \n \n It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mike. He peacefully passed away in his home on August 25th, 2023, after a courageous and valiantly fought eight-year battle with pancreatic cancer. \n \n Mike was born in Menomonie, WI on March 17, 1964, to Andrew and Nancy (Lessard) Rogers. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1982. In his youth, Mike was a spitfire who embraced life with enthusiasm. He was a caring sibling who protected his sister and inspired his brothers. Their childhood bond was forged by their mother's early passing and became the bedrock of his resolute character and familial ties. Throughout his life, Mike deeply treasured his connections with his siblings and cousins; these close-knit relationships provided support and enjoyment on his journey. \n \n His passing is deeply felt by his beloved wife, Teresa (Weyer, Fritz) Rogers. They discovered a profound connection 18.5 years ago and married on July 15, 2006, on the family farm. They brought together six children as one blended and unified family. He adored his wife and for their 10th wedding anniversary, the marriage was blessed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in a vow renewal celebration. Their love was unbreakable as they were best friends, travel companions, business partners, parents, wine connoisseurs, cheesecake lovers, and soulmates. \n \n A true family man, Mike’s devotion extended into his life as a father. He instilled the value of grit and taught them the importance of perseverance and hard work. However, it wasn’t all work and no play. He spent hundreds of hours per year attending his children’s events and wore a smile as they pursued an array of passions. As they embarked on new chapters in life, he remained a prominent and essential figure, offering support and guidance. He was proud to take on the title of grandpa to seven grandchildren. He found joy in witnessing the accomplishments of his whole family, taking pride in their pursuit of achievement. He instilled in his children the values of faith, love, resilience, and unity. \n \n His commitment to his family was mirrored across all aspects of his life. Humble in his achievements, Mike was a business owner, a master plumber by trade, and supported Teresa’s multiple salon expansion. Mike started his successful plumbing business from the ground up over 24 years ago. His passion and dedication to his craft was a testament to his values. He believed in the importance of continued learning and mastering one's profession. His career accomplishments not only left their mark on countless projects, but also served as a symbol of his determination to provide for his family and community. He is leaving behind a legacy that will be felt for generations. \n \n Mike’s faith was an integral part of his identity, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He, along with his wife and a few aunts and uncles, had the privilege of visiting the Holy Land and experiencing the spiritual significance of the Vatican. A journey that deepened his connection to his Catholic faith. His relationship with God was a guiding force, providing solace and strength throughout his life. With Christ at the center of his cancer battle, he drew upon God’s grace and the collective prayers of those around him, transforming a bleak six-month prognosis into eight years of life lived to the fullest. \n Mike will be remembered for his love of competition and mischievous sense of humor. He was a skilled card shark, a ruthless board game player, and enjoyed cheering for the Green Bay Packers both at Lambeau Field and in his man cave. The farm held a special place in Mike’s heart, providing a source of deep satisfaction in nurturing the land and raising cattle. Mike’s sense of duty was prominent, evident not only during his time in the military as a Marine, but also serving on the Dunn County Board of Supervisors. He cherished family gatherings and the chance to connect with cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. His cross-country trips and adventures through Europe and Central America will be cherished memories by those lucky enough to travel with Mike. Although he could be stubborn at times, his heart was incredibly generous, and it is his genuine character and vibrant personality that will be remembered. \n May Mike's resilient spirit, respectable legacy, and faith continue to inspire us all. A man of honor and unyielding strength, he touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by family, friends, and the community he held so close to his heart. As we mourn his physical absence, we take solace in knowing that he now watches over us from heaven above, perhaps donning one of his beloved Hawaiian shirts, reminding all of us to live life to the fullest. \n \n Mike is survived by his wife, Teresa Rogers; five children, Rachel Rogers (Cody Nichols), Mary (Daniel) Charvoz, Andrew (Madeleine) Rogers, Shelbe Fritz (Patrick Mahoney), and Ellie Fritz (John Greening); seven grandchildren, Maggie Wendt, Isla Nichols, Avery Charvoz, Drew, Amelia, and Audrey Rogers, Macie Fritz-Mahoney, and honorary grandchild Parker Oelkers. He is further survived by Father and Mother-in-law James and Mary Weyer; Siblings Duane (Arla) Rogers, Kathy (Kevin) Johnson, Steve (Missy) Rogers; Sister-in-law, Babette Weyer; Brother-in-law, James Weyer Jr., Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family, and abundant friends and business associates. \n \n Mike is preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Nancy Rogers, his daughter Abbe Fritz, and both maternal and paternal grandparents. \n \n Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie, WI with Father John Mano officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, WI and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Menomonie, WI. Military honors will be performed by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.