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James "Jim" Rogge

James "Jim" Rogge

July 5, 2019

James “Jim” K. Rogge, 55, of Cooks Valley, passed away July 5, 2019, at his home.

He was born November 2, 1963, in Bloomer, the son of Delmar and Regina (Sykora) Rogge. Jim pushed himself through Bloomer High School by playing his guitar while living primitively in his small cabin on the family farm property with his horse. While a kid on the farm, he helped with chores but was nick-named the “shade tree mechanic” for his ability to fix/repair equipment. He married his high school sweetheart, Kristie Cronin and they had one son, James, before separating.

Jim was a lifelong carpenter, specializing in log home construction. He taught his son the trade and had him working as his assistant running along the tops of log homes.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and enjoying nature and the knowledge of living off his land. Jim was an incredible woodworker, constructing everything from sleighs to homes and (whittling/carving) everything in between. He loved to be wild and free and appreciated his good neighbors and campfires.

Jim is survived by his son, James (Ashley) Rogge of Sand Creek; three grandchildren, Paris, Athena, and Lennon; siblings, Diane (Larry) Gotham, Marilyn (Richard) Crawford, Linda (Chris) Culver, Dan (Anita) Rogge, Tim (Brenda) Rogge, Kevin Rogge, and Jeff (Shelly) Rogge; and a sister-in-law, Judy Rogge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Rogge; and two infant brothers, Bertram and David.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley with Fr. Victor Feltes celebrating the mass. Visitation will be held two hours prior to mass at church. Burial will be private at a later date. A celebration of his life will follow the mass at Jim’s farm, 14422 40th St., Bloomer, WI.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


9-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley


11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley

Florist Information

Brent Douglas Floral, Eau Claire (715) 831-0997 - All flowers should be delivered to the church on Wednesday by 8:30 a.m.


  • Thomas Thon I'm deeply saddened by the passing of Jim my families thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rogge family. God Bless you Jim Rest in peace

    July 15 at 9:55am

  • Kim Gundlach I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My prayers are that he is at peace and may the good memories of his time with us be comfort to the family. May God wrap him in his arms and welcome him home.

    July 9 at 8:00pm

  • Butch & Diane Pecha sorry for your loss Jim danced to his own drummer,he did his own thing in true Rogge/Sykora fashion

    July 9 at 9:38am

  • Ellen Hyke I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Rest in peace Jim ❤️????❤️

    July 8 at 3:17AM

  • Don Swartz Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing
    May he Rest In Peace
    Sympathy to the Rogge family

    July 7 at 3:15PM

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