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Robert Roe

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Robert Roe

Robert 'Bob' A. Roe, 62, of Brookings, SD, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 at his home from pancreatic cancer. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Brookings, SD. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2016 at Rude's Funeral Home. Rude's Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert Allen Roe was born March 3, 1954, the son of Leonard and Violet (Opdahl) Roe, in Hayti, SD. He grew up in the Hayti area, attending school and graduating in 1972. He attended South Dakota State University, attaining his Economics and Political Science Degrees in 1976. In 1977, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Thomas in Leola, SD and to this union three children were born.

He worked at First National Bank as the Trust Department Head, working there from 1976 until 1984. During his time at First National Bank, he attended National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He then worked for Piper Jaffray from 1984 through 2003 after which he became an Independent Financial Consultant until the present. Bob also served in the South Dakota House of Representatives and held leadership roles from 1989 until 2000.

One of Bob's greatest passions came in the form of hunting and preserving the natural pheasant habitat through the care and maintenance of his own land. It was important to him to share this passion with family and friends. Bob was an avid Jackrabbit fan and supporter of SDSU. He also enjoyed spending his summers on the golf course and consistently trying to achieve the perfect lawn at home. In some of the most recent years, his greatest joys came from spending time with his grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife, Charlotte; children, David (Heather) Roe and their children, Tanner, Kobee and Jady of Brookings, SD, Natalie (Christopher) Ganske and their children, Brookelyn and Carter of Fargo, ND, and Michael Roe of Lincoln, NE; one sister, Becky (Loren) Tupper of Bartlesville, OK; two sisters-in-law, Becky Roe of Spencer, IA, and Karen Roe of Watertown, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gordon and Jerry.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 20, 2016
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