VAYLAND — Roger John Venjohn, 75, of Vayland, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at his home.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Miller. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery at Polo with military honors. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday with a 7 p.m. rosary and prayer service all at the church.
Roger was born November 28, 1942, in Faulkton to Wilbert Xavier and Dorine Gertrude (Schaefers) Venjohn. He graduated 8th grade from St. Liborius Church and Catholic School.
He was a Field Wireman with the S.D. National Guard. He was united in marriage to Sharlene Eschenbaum September 30, 1966. He was employed with REA (Dakota Energy) for 30 years. The couple divorced in 1993. He was united in marriage to Lora B. Karinen March 16, 1995.
He is survived by his wife; children, Tim (Marjean) Venjohn of Whispering, Tammy (John) Mewes, Todd (Tina) Venjohn, Tonja (Steve) Jessen; stepchildren, Jamie (Bryan) Brost of Canistota, and Jessica (Dan) Mertz; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; siblings, Marilyn Hanson, Cil (Les) Larson, Ron (Kathy) Venjohn, Diane Venjohn, Phyllis (Gary) Yearous, Gary Venjohn, Jim (Nina) Venjohn, Ray (Yuri) Venjohn, Dan Venjohn, and Dave (Kelli) Venjohn; sister-in-law, Deb Venjohn.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Patrick Venjohn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.