Stephen Peter Rogacki, 88, of Colorado Springs, passed away on July 3, 2013. Stephen was born on August 12, 1924 in Leavenworth, Kansas to the late Frank and Constance (Fitzner) Rogacki.

Following school, Stephen proudly served his country in the United States Army for over 20 years. He was one of the original 10th Mountain Division during WWII and the Korean War. He also maintained the highest security clearance possible throughout his military career. After retiring from the Army, Stephen worked as civil service. He received the Air Force Academy WB Employee of the year for two years. He was a member of the Pikes Peak Adventure League and a longtime member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where he sang in the choir.

Stephen was an avid gardener, often overgrowing produce items which he donated to soup kitchens every week. For his 70th birthday, his children gifted food items to him in which he turned around and donated half of a pickup truck full of groceries to Corpus Christi food bank. He was also very proud to be living in his own home until the age of 88.

Stephen is survived by his children: Stephen Rogacki, Gary Lynn, Carol Harvey, Mary Rogacki, Jean Rogacki, Paul (wife, Nichelle) Rogacki, Patrick Rogacki, Philip Rogacki, Joseph (fiancé, Leanne Boyd) Rogacki, and George (wife, Jackie) Rogacki; siblings: Fran Haldeman, Lou Marsch and Leo and Tommy Rogacki as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Velma M. (Volle) Rogacki; siblings: Helen Argenta, Charlotte Shore and Mike, John, Joe and Peter Rogacki.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. A rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. A reception will follow at the church. Cremation is planned and he will be inurned at the Fort Logan National Cemetery Columbarium. Memorials in his name may be made to Catholic Charities, 228 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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