Roger Saathoff, 59Roger Allen Saathoff, 59, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend, died November 19, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Roger Allen Saathoff, 59, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend, died November 19, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Roger was born July 5, 1950 in Worthington to Harm and Mary (Jensen) Saathoff. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria in 1968.
On May 31, 1969, Roger was united in marriage to Anita Hanson at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. To this union three daughters were born, Sheri, Mary and Kari. In 1977, Roger started working for Western Lumber and in 1989 was employed by Hilltop Lumber, where he has been ever since. Roger was appreciated by many carpenters throughout the area and was always willing to help and make sure the job was done right.
Some of his hobbies included stock car racing, demolition derbies, hunting and fishing. He also looked forward to time spent with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Anita; daughters, Sheri (Jim) Fermoyle, Mary (Ray) Walters, Kari Saathoff and special friend, Mark Blom; grandchildren, Brittany, McKynzie, Ryan, Jordyn, Cole, Madysin and Emma; brothers, Daryl (Shirley) Saathoff, Bob Snelson; sister, Dawn Erickson (Larry Dailey); several nieces, nephews, five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harm Saathoff and Mary Snelson; and his brother, Siebe Saathoff.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 23 at Living Waters Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Jim Resa officiating. Honorary pallbearers were all the employees of Hilltop Lumber.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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