Frank Rogg Sr.

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Frank Rogg Sr.,88, of Swansea, IL, born December 24, 1934, in Munich, Germany, died Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Frank worked his entire life as a Tool & Die Maker, learning his trade as a young teenager in West Germany.  Frank immigrated to the United States in the early 1950’s and met his future wife, Helga, here through family and friends.  They recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.    He was employed more than 50 years in his craft working at Chelar Tool & Die in Belleville, Il. and Boeing of St. Louis, Mo. He enjoyed the company of many of his friends and family during his lifetime.  Boating, skiing, riding motorcycles, fishing and traveling across America were his favorite pastimes.  He also had great skills as an accomplished musician playing the zither and accordion as well as grilling his favorite St. Louis style pork steaks he enjoyed so much.

Dad we want to thank you for everything you did for us.  Your sacrifices gave us a wonderful life.  You instilled upon us family values, great work ethics and our faith in God. Your legacy will live on and we will share these gifts with everyone we meet during our lifetime.  We love you and we will miss you dearly.

Take nothing in life for granted.

For every wonderful moment you spend with your family, a friend or loved one is a beautiful gift from God.

Treasure those times all the days of your life.

Preceding him in death was his parents, Joseph and Johanna, nee Konig, Rogg; his sister, Paula Lowery, and a son-in-law, Stephen Koderhandt.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helga, nee Derndinger, Rogg: three children, Linda Koderhandt, Joe (Christine) Rogg, and Frank (Cheri) Rogg; two grandchildren, Nick and Natalie; a great-grandson, Trenton; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Private family services will be held.

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9 Comments on Frank Rogg Sr.

Joseph Hansmeyer said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2023 at 11:56 PM

To my life long friend and all the Rogg family my sincere condolences go out to you and all your families. I always remember your dad as being a very understanding and calm man. May he live on in the home of our Lord.

  • Anchorage
  • Alaska
Bernie & Dick Haas said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2023 at 6:47 AM

Accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bernie & Dick Haas said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2023 at 6:47 AM

Accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jeff & Kim Weik said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2023 at 12:15 PM

Helga, Linda, Frank,Jr & Joe, Our thoughts & prayers to all of Frank's family. He was smart, loving, caring & it was always great fun to get together with all of you and listen to (& respect) Frank's opinions. Also, to have a birthday drink with him on Christmas Eve. We will miss him. Jeff & Kim

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Brian and Carol Thompson said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2023 at 11:06 AM

Frank was such a great guy and he was an awesome neighbor. We have lots of great memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Mary Ann Wilson said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2023 at 7:22 AM

It is one thing to be alive, but Frank lived! He sang the song of life everyday. His smile, his laugh was so contagious. I had the pleasure to spend time with Frank and experience that. He was in simplest terms “ such a joy” and I look so forward to meeting up with him again one day as God has promised us. His legacy, until then, definitely lives on through his wife Helga and his children, as they share his zest for life. Rest Frank, it has been a pleasure knowing you. Mary Torregrossa Wilson

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Brad Goodnight said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2023 at 6:34 AM

Frank was an incredible guy to work with. Many great, funny memories. I learned a lot from him. Well I’m sayin… Love you Franz

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Mike Fischer said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2023 at 1:34 AM

I want to offer deepest sympathy to all the family left behind. I know a difficult time for all who loved him.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Paula said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2023 at 10:33 PM

Deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois

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