Lindsay Renee Rogers, 27,
was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, on July 28, 1987, to Larry W. and Dawn
Renee (Anderson) Rogers.
She passed away
unexpectedly at her home in Orlando, Florida on May 1, 2015.
Lindsay attended Jackson
Elementary, Liberty Middle School, South Haven Christian and graduated from
Chesterton High School in 2006.
After graduating from high
school she attended Vincennes University and while there, was invited to
attend and participate in the Disney College Program at the Magic Kingdom in
Lindsay went to Disney
World, participated in their College Program and fell in love with both
Disney and Florida. She continued to work for Disney in a variety of roles,
as well as working for both Sea World at Discovery Cove, and at Universal
Studios in the Harry Potter Exhibit.
In 2001, when she was
fourteen, Lindsay’s mother, Dawn, passed away from a lengthy illness. This
was a heartbreaking event in her life as she loved her mother dearly. In
2004 she became part of a blended family when her father remarried Jocelyn
Rogers. Lindsay fell in love with Jocelyn, who took Lindsay under her wing
and into her heart and treated her as if she were her own child. They
laughed, traveled, shopped and cried together and talked on the phone many
times each day. Lindsay poured her heart out to Jocelyn and they became best
friends. With Jocelyn came Eric and Scott Brown who became Lindsay’s
In October of 2011 Lindsay
was severely injured as a passenger in an auto accident. She nearly
succumbed to her injuries but for the heroic efforts of the medical staff at
St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Crown Point and Advent Christ Hospital in
Oak Lawn, Illinois. As a result of the injuries sustained in the accident,
she lived daily with sometimes excruciating pain. Despite her pain, she
tried to live her life to the fullest extent possible in her adopted
hometown of Orlando, Florida.
Lindsay is survived by her
father Larry W. Rogers and her step-mother, and best friend, Jocelyn Rogers,
brothers Eric and Scott, and sister Alison. Also surviving are her paternal
aunts, Cheryl Rogers and Jaye Rogers, together with cousins Brian (Michelle)
and Chad (Mo) Krieter and her grandfather Cecil Hyde. Her maternal
grandparents are Robert and Jacqueline Anderson who survive along with her
Aunt Debra Lenburg and cousins, Kirk Pliske, Stefanie Ashton and Nicole
Lenburg-Scott and Uncle Ted Pliske. She also left behind her three dogs who
she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Doris Hyde
and her aunt Cheryl Pliske.
In addition to her family,
Lindsay left behind scores of friends, both in Indiana and Florida, who
mourn her passing. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone
in need. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten by her family and
A wake will be held on
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Indiana, 46304.
A private family service
will be held with cremation to follow.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Road, Valparaiso, IN,
Online condolences may be
left for the family at www.EE-FH.com