Dennis William Roske

Dennis William Roske

Canby, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA
Death 16 May 2011 (aged 71)
Clear Lake, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 70172853 · View Source
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Dennis Roske, age 71, of Canby, MN, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Sanford Medical Center Clear Lake, SD.

Funeral service were held at Nicolai Lutheran Church in Canby. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Gary, SD.

Dennis William Roske was born Nov 3, 1939 in Canby, MN to Donald and Pearl (Jesme) Roske .

He grew up on the family farm. He graduated from Canby High School in 1957.

He later moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1958 where he worked for a helicopter crop dusting company as a mechanic. He moved to San Diego in 1965 and opened up a small equipment rental business. He also was a real estate broker and taught small engine repair classes at Mesa and Southwestern College. He coached little league baseball, girls' softball and in 1980 he moved to Arkansas where he opened AB small engine that was in business for 8 years.

On August 16, 1981, Dennis was united in marriage to Jane Roach in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

In 1985, he and his wife returned to Canby to farm with his uncle, Robert Jesme. In 1990, he bought the family farm back and worked the land for another 21 years.

He was a member of Nicolai Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder for many years and was a participating member on several committees.

He served in the National Guard and the US Army. He once rode a Harley in a parade and you can't do much better than that! He was a devoted father, husband, and friend. He battled cancer for several years... He was a fighter and wanted to live life to the fullest and we believe he did just that.

Dennis is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jane Roske of Canby; son Randy (Jammie) Unger of Medford, OR, daughters Brenda Hendrickson of Houston, TX, Denise Roske of San Diego, CA, Marcia (Mark) Murphey of San Diego, CA, Mary (Bruce) Petersen of Gary, SD, and Michelle Walker of San Diego, CA; 18 grandkids; 11 great grandkids; sister, Karen Roske of Dawson, MN; two aunts Deloris Griffith and Ruth Jesme, both of Canby; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; sister, Janice Jeronen and an infant brother, Gary Lee Roske.

Although Dennis will be greatly missed by his family and friends, heaven will be one soul richer and for that we are thankful.

Blessed be his memory.

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  • Created by: Sandra
  • Added: 21 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70172853
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dennis William Roske (3 Nov 1939–16 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70172853, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Sandra (contributor 46915147) .