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Father of Joan Rodgers Baas ’81 & Catherine Rodgers Kaczala ’84 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 14, 2014

Daniel Rodgers


Daniel K. “Big Daddy”

Daniel K. Rodgers, age 84, of Maumee, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Kingston Rehabilitation surrounded by his family. He was born on March 24, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio to James and Catherine (O’Neil) Rodgers.

Dan started Dan Rodgers Sporting Goods in 1970, and loved his job, but his greatest joy was his family. He enjoyed working out and playing golf, handball and tennis. Vacations were special times for the whole family. Dan liked to fish and spend an afternoon captaining his pontoon boat on the Maumee River. He had a passion for life, never lost his sense of humor and saw each day as a new adventure.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (McAuley); daughter, Ann Hauden; daughter, Joanie Baas; daughter, Cate (Terry) Kaczala; son, Danny Rodgers; daughter, Sarah (Jason Thomas) Ward; son, Micheal (Katie) Rodgers; grandchildren, Jerry, Jimmy, Kelly, Meghan, Maddy, Adam, Deanna, Callie, Sarah, Laney, Aiden, Brady, Alivia, Michael, Daniel and baby Rodgers, and great-grandson, Layden. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Chester and James Rodgers and granddaughter, Reilly Rodgers-Ward.

Friends and family will be received at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, Ohio on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Historic Church of St. Patrick, 130 Avondale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent Heart and Vascular and Kingston of Perrysburg for all the compassionate love and care for Dan and the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Historic St. Patrick’s Preservation Society. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 9, 2014

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