Minneapolis: Nov. 13, 1942 - Feb. 1, 2024

Paul Rogers


Paul Rogers was born on Nov. 13, 1942, and died of pancreatic cancer, on Feb. 1, 2024, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He grew up mostly in Rapid City, SD. He attended college at Augustana College, and seminary at Luther Northwestern.

Paul served congregations in Heilbronn, Germany, and in South Dakota at Valley Springs, Salem, Spencer, and Brookings, at Ascension Lutheran, and in Minnesota in Rock County and at Trinity Lutheran Congregation in Minneapolis, as well as a number of interim positions across the Twin Cities before retiring in 2006. He also worked in Geneva, Switzerland for the Lutheran World Federation, traveling across the world to help mission projects.

He helped start and nurture a close relationship between the Lutheran synods of Minneapolis and Leipzig, Germany.

Paul is survived by his wife Camille and their three children: their son, Anthony, Anthony’s wife Amanda and their two grandchildren, their other son Christopher, and their daughter Elisabeth, whose vulnerability and developmental disability was a source of deep love and grace for Paul. He is also survived by an older brother David, and a number of nieces and nephews. He is survived again by a whole passel of Camille’s siblings and cousins, who generously afforded Paul honorary membership in that side of the family.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, on Feb. 17, with a visitation beginning at 3 p.m.

The family requests memorial gifts be made out to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Foundation and to Mt. Olivet Rolling Acres.