Roger Carpenter, 77, of Brookings, SD, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018.
Memorial Services were at 10:30am Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Brookings, SD.
Memorial Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Monday, March 12, 2018, at Rude's Funeral Home, Brookings, SD. Rude's Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Roger Carpenter was born on October 17, 1940, in Volga, SD the son of Russell Ray and Clara Odella (Kroshaug) Carpenter.
Roger attended high school up until the 11th grade, after which he began work in the construction field.
In 1960, Roger was united in marriage to Verla Kracke in Ivanhoe, MN and they made their first home in Brookings, SD. Together Roger and Verla had two children. Roger had been a long-time member of the Brookings community where he owned and operated a construction company along with a couple of pubs, the most recent being Carpy's Pub.
Roger was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookings, SD.
Roger's favorite past-time included; hunting and golfing and in his early life was playing softball, bowling and basketball.
Survivors include his wife, Verla Carpenter of Brookings, SD; a daughter, Jody Carpenter of Brookings, SD; a son, Michael Carpenter of Brookings, SD; a grandson, Tyler Krump of Redfield, SD; two sisters, Delores Carpenter and Darlene Carpenter, both of Brookings, SD and two special people, Brandon and Hunter Jensen of Brookings, SD.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one infant brother.