Roger D. Bartels
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Roger Bartels, 82, of Sioux Falls, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at his residence.
Roger D. Bartels was born August 18, 1931 at Davis, South Dakota. He grew up in Davis where he received his education, graduating from Davis High School in 1949. He remained in Davis until entering military service in 1952. Roger served in the Army during the Korean War, and was stationed in Korea for one year. He earned the rank of Corporal and received his honorable discharge from the service in 1954.
On August 20, 1955, he was united in marriage with Janice (Jan) Madson in Sioux Falls, SD. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Sioux Falls where Roger worked for Norlin Concrete for 2 years before working for Foremost Dairy for 21 years. He then began his own business, Best Commercial Cleaning. He was the owner and operator of the business for about 20 years, retiring in 1998. Following retirement, he worked at Younkers for 13 years.
For hobbies, Roger enjoyed sports, gardening, jogging, travelling, coaching youth basketball and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Central Baptist Church where he had served as head usher/greeter for many years.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Jan, his daughter, Cindy (Todd) Magnuson of Pickerington, OH and their children, Nicole, Matthew, Karissa and Isaac; his son, Dr. Craig (Cheryl) Bartels of San Diego, CA and their children, Dr. Gretchen, Caleb (Krissy) and Joshua; 2 great grandsons, Micah and Wesley Bartels; three sisters, Annetta Buseman, Mildred Neeman, and Viola (Elmer) Gerdes; and two sisters-in-law, Leola Bartels and Verna Bartels.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Tillie; three brothers, Herman, Hilbert and Gerbert; and a sister-in-law, Daloris.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 am Wednesday at Central Baptist Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Public viewing will begin at 3:00 pm Tuesday at Central Baptist Church. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Oakwood Chapel of Central Baptist Church, 3102 W. Ralph Rogers Road.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Central Baptist Church debt retirement fund or to the National Parkinson's Foundation, South Dakota Chapter.
Published in The Argus Leader on July 7, 2014