Roger Ferrie, 85, of Sioux Falls, SD died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, July 19 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Sioux Falls, with burial at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation begins at 5:00 PM Wednesday, July 18 at George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory, Sioux Falls, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Roger Duane Ferrie, son of Herbert and Olive (Rank) Ferrie, was born January 19, 1933 in Sioux Falls, SD where he lived his whole life and attended Washington High School.
Roger went on to work at various jobs, but most of his working career was spent driving truck for Glendenning and working as a dock supervisor at American Freight.
Roger was united in marriage with Shirley Fendrich on April 23, 1955 in Sioux Falls. To this union five sons were born- Mike, Bruce, Pat, Jim, and Brad.
Roger was a long-time volunteer at the YMCA in Sioux Falls and refereed many basketball games. He also enjoyed following his sons and grandkids in whatever sport they played.
Roger was a true-blue Chicago Bears fan, Notre Dame fan, and Los Angeles Dodgers fan, but his true passion was fastpitch softball.
Roger had a long career as one of South Dakota's most accomplished pitchers. He won multiple state tournaments and was inducted into the South Dakota Softball Hall of Fame and the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. After retiring as a player, Roger went on to manage and umpire for several years.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Shirley; five sons, Mike Ferrie and his wife, Coni, Sioux Falls, SD, Bruce Ferrie and his wife, Connie, Tea, SD, Patrick Ferrie and his wife, Sandy, Sioux Falls, SD, Jim Ferrie and his wife, Bretta, Phoenix, AZ, Brad Ferrie, Lenexa, KS; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Olive McCain, Sioux Falls, SD; and many other relatives and friends.
Roger was preceded in death by a grandson, Spencer Ferrie; his parents, Herbert and Olive Ferrie; two brothers, Wilbur and Paul Ferrie; and two sisters, Ruth Middlen and Marguerite Latona.
Please consider a donation in memory of Roger to Avera Prince of Peace Rehab or Avera Dougherty Hospice House.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:30 AM St. Therese Catholic Church 901 N. Tahoe Trail Sioux Falls, SD 57110 Get Directions
Family Present Visitation Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM George Boom Funeral Home & Crematory 3408 E. 10th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57103