Memorial Services for Roger Aberle, 66, of Groton will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton. Rev. Jeff Whillock will officiate. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #39. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m.
Roger passed away on June 4, 2019, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen.
Roger Eugene was born on September 21, 1952, in Bismarck, ND, to Eugene and Barbara (Fettigg) Aberle. He attended and graduated from Herreid High School. Roger continued his education at Northern State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business. He served in the US Marine Corps from September of 1972 until his honorable discharge in October of 1974.
In 1976, he was united in marriage with Linda Martin and to this union, two sons were born, Douglas and Scott. Roger managed the Starlight Truck Stop for many years and later worked ten years at K.O. Lee.
In 1994, he met Kristi Jones and they were blessed with two children, Kaili and Austin. Roger worked at Horton’s in Britton prior to his retirement and part-time at Ken’s Fairway in Groton in his last years.
Roger had a passion for old cars, especially his GTO. He loved meeting new people and visiting with family and friends. He enjoyed dancing, the family pets, and being outside having a Budweiser and a smoke. He cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren and watching them grow.
Celebrating his life are his children, Scott Aberle and girlfriend Emily of Conde, Kaili Aberle of Groton, and Austin Aberle of Groton; daughterin-law, Stephanie Aberle of Aberdeen; six grandchildren, Grant, Henry, Jack, Bailey, Taylar and Zander; his sisters, Shirley (Wayne) VanderLaan of Mound City and Lucille Aberle and boyfriend Calvin of California; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his son Douglas, and his brother Allan.