Alvina P. Rogers, 85, of New Haven, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Parkview Hospital surrounded by her family. Born and raised in South Bend, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Cecelia Laskowski. As a child growing up, she acquired the nickname "Bunnie" and that stayed with her until later in life she became "Grandma Bunnie". A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking and especially making Polish dishes for her family. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed Notre Dame football, spending time with close neighborhood friends, and attending the grandkids sporting events. Grandma Bunnie was best known for always having abundant amounts of special treats in her home for the grandkids when they came to visit. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. Surviving are her children, sons Wayne Rogers, Dave (Kim) Rogers of Fort Wayne, daughter Helen Arens of New Haven; grandchildren, Jeff Arens, Pam Bacon (Justin Zent), Matt (Kelly) Arens, Joel (Susie) Rogers, Alex (Shanique) Rogers, Emily (J.T.) Straub; 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Edward Rogers, daughter Mary Ellen and daughter-in-law Mary Anne Rogers. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven, Ind., with calling 1/2 hour prior. Face covering required. Visitation will be held 5:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with a vigil service at 5:45 pm. Burial in St. John Catholic Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health and Hospice or St. Vincent de Paul Society, St John's New Haven.
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