Roger J. Sattler

Nov. 15, 1948-July 7, 2017

Roger J. Sattler, 68,

Minot, ND, passed away

Friday, July 7, 2017, in a

Minot hospital.

Roger James Sattler was

born November 15, 1948,

the son of Anton and

Mary (Zainhofsky) Sattler,

in Rugby, ND. He was

raised and educated in

Rugby, and graduated

from Rugby High School

in 1967.

Roger enlisted in the

United States Army in

1967. He proudly served

his country, including a

year in Vietnam as an In-

fantryman with the Big

Red One. He was honor-

ably discharged in 1969.

Following his

discharge, Roger graduat-

ed from Dickinson State

University in 1973. He

then started a career in

broadcasting at KMOT. He

later changed careers and

became an

“Over-the-Road” truck

driver; finishing out his

working career with TMI

out of Dickinson.

Roger married Betsy

Neurohr on June 7, 1975

in Dodge, ND. He always

remembered that Tinker

settled his miners’ strike

at the Zap Coal Mine on

that date, and wanted the

priest to hurry up the

wedding so he could go


Roger was one of the

few men of his time who

took care of two young

children during the day

and worked evenings,

while Betsy worked days.

They all had naps in the

afternoon and went to

Hardee’s for lunch on Fri-

days. When the family

went to see the movie,

“Mr. Mom,” the kids an-

nounced loudly, “They

are watching the wrong

soap opera, that’s not the

one we watch, Dad!”

Roger enjoyed family

life, reading, latch hook-

ing, growing tomatoes,

sending weird text mes-

sages, photography and

making his famous

spaghetti and chili.

Surviving family in-


Wife of 42 years, Betsy

Sattler, Minot; children,

Jenny Sattler (Ph.D.),

Alva, OK and Daniel

Sattler, San Diego, CA;

brother, Dennis Sattler,

Billings, MT; several

brothers and

sisters-in-law; and many

much beloved nieces and


Roger was preceded in

death by: parents; broth-

er, Jerome Sattler;

brothers-in-law, Ralph

Fall, Dan “Tinker” Neu-

rohr and Fred “Fritz” Neu-

rohr; and sister-in-law,

Sharon Willems.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Thursday, July 13,

2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St.

Therese, Church of the

Little Flower, Minot, ND.

Interment: North Dako-

ta Veterans Cemetery,

Mandan, ND.

Visitation: Wednesday

from 4 to 6 p.m., with a

Recitation of the Holy

Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot, ND.

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