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Roger E. Vande Pol, age 64, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Private family services will be held.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends. Active pallbearers are Tyler Dahl, Travis Dahl, Tara Dahl, Bryson Vande Pol, Melissa Underberg, Andrea Ramirez, Kristin Dahl, Brandon Jacobson, Craig Hansen, Ashlee Hansen and Josh Underberg.
Roger was born on December 26, 1955, to Arthur and Ellamae (Bryson) Vande Pol, in Hawarden, IA. The family moved to Watertown shortly after his birth. He was a 1974 graduate of Watertown High School and a 1976 graduate from Lake Area Vo-Tech Building Trades. On July 1, 1978, Roger was united in marriage to Connie Hansen. Roger worked various construction jobs and was also a janitor at Codington County Courthouse. They also farmed the family farm. After working in the hardware department at Wal-Mart, Roger retired because of his health.
He liked to remodel homes and loved their family get-togethers. His nieces and nephews were very loved by him. Christmas was his favorite holiday and he enjoyed dressing as Santa at the mall. Roger also loved dogs of all kinds.
Roger is survived by his wife, Connie; his sisters, Vicki (James) Dahl and Donna Vande Pol; his nephews, Tyler Dahl, Travis Dahl and Bryson Vande Pol and Craig Hansen; his nieces, Tara Dahl and Melissa Underberg; five great-nephews; and four great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ellamae and his mother and father-in-law, Alvin and Rita Hansen.
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