Roger Sterrett, 82, of Hartford, SD passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital on Sunday, June 12, 2022. A memorial mass will begin at 10:30 am on Friday, June 17 at St. George Catholic Church in Hartford, SD. Visitation with family present will begin one hour prior.
Roger William Sterrett was born December 18, 1939, to William and Vera (Tripp) Sterrett in Alpena, SD. Roger attended school in Kimball, SD. He enlisted in the US Marine Corp. on March 6, 1958, at the age of 17, and was medically discharged weeks later. Roger married Donna Pawlovich on December 2, 1961, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Miller, SD. They lived in several South Dakota communities and Sioux City, IA until 1977 when they moved to Hartford, SD.
Roger was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Hartford, SD. During his career, he transported and serviced manufactured homes throughout the Midwest. He loved his trucks and the Hartford community. He also loved watching westerns, John Wayne, Elvis, and Disney movies. He especially enjoyed having a Diet Coke or coffee while visiting with friends at the Goat and the Get-n-Go in Hartford.
Roger is survived by: his children Troy (Laurie) of Hartford, SD, Todd (Kim) of Brookings, SD, Tom (Ann) of Sioux Falls, SD and Tonya (Tracy) Sutton of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Jennifer (Joe) Peterson, Matthew Sterrett, Cassandra (Daniel) Matlon, Michaela, Kaitlyn, Jaclyn and Zachary Sterrett, Kiona and Kekoa Sutton; great-grandchildren Trever and Jacob Peterson, Montana and Elijah Sterrett; brother Roland (Roberta) of Huron, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna, and siblings Verna Spiers, Richard Sterrett, Connie Cramer and Sandra Stoner.