Donna Mae Rogers

Donna Mae Rogers, 70, of Big Flats, went home to her Lord on Feb. 15, 2018, at her daughter’s home in East Troy, following a lengthy battle with leukemia.

Donna was born July 4, 1947, in Eau Claire, to Marvin William and Iva Mae (Gifford) Bahr.

She married John H. Rogers on Jan. 7, 1967, in Milwaukee. They made their home in East Troy where they raised two children. They moved to Big Flats in 1999, where they enjoyed their retirement years together.

Donna enjoyed tending to her flowers, gardening, crafts, bird watching, wildlife, living her faith, and spending time with her family. She was a member of Big Flats Community Church.

Donna was preceded in death by father, Marvin Bahr; and husband, John Rogers.

Survivors include her mother of Eleva; sister, Diane Dryden of Strum; brother, Tom (Sam) Bahr of Waukesha; daughter, Dawn Benedict of East Troy; son, Joe Rogers of Eagle; brother-in-law, William Rogers of Gladstone, Michigan; sisters-in-law, Jean (Dan) Roddy of Manistique, Michigan, and Mary Kay Stoll of Milwaukee; grandsons, Steven (Cassie) Benedict of West Bend, and Michael Benedict of East Troy; and her nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Feb. 18 at the Big Flats Community Church. The Rev. Milt Duntley officiated. Interment was at the Big Flats Cemetery. Visitation was held at the church prior to the service.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home, Friendship, assisted family. To leave online condolences, or for more information, go to


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