Roger Rogstad

June 3, 1952-July 21, 2021

Roger Rogstad, 69, Far-

go, ND passed away on

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

at Sanford Medical


Roger Allen Rogstad

was born June 3, 1952 in

Stanley, ND to Alfred and

Jane (Korterud) Rogstad.

He grew up on his family

farm outside of Stanley.

Roger attended Stanley

High School and was ac-

tive in football, wrestling,

FFA and 4H. Following

graduation in 1970, he en-

listed in the Army and

was honorably

discharged. He then at-

tended college in Willis-

ton, ND majoring in agri-

cultural business. After

obtaining his degree,

Roger returned home to

work on his family farm

and many other en-

deavors through the years.

He worked construction

building roads and oil lo-

cations. He and four other

friends were the founding

owners of the Five Spot

Bar. He worked as an Ag

mediator, Insurance

agent, hotel owner, mail

carrier, and volunteered

as a van driver for

D.A.V.E. and Tri City


He met, Shelly (John-

son) Hauge in approxi-

mately 1990, in Stanley

where they both lived.

“The lights were low and

the music was loud” as he

enjoyed telling it. They

married on January 1,

1992. They lived in Stan-

ley raising the kids before

moving to the family farm

in 2005. They moved to

West Fargo in 2012.

Roger adored his wife

and loved traveling with

her to numerous sporting

events, cruises and tropi-

cal destinations. He and

Shelly enjoyed their

winters living in Arizona.

He loved spending quality

time with his grandchil-


He wore many hats over

the years, but the things

that never changed were

his kind demeaner and an

easy smile. He took a

genuine interest in every-

one he met and so, he

turned strangers to friends

easily. He will be missed

by a great many.

He is survived by: his

two stepchildren, Bran-

don (Desta) Hauge of

Palermo; Lindsey (Tyler)

Nelson of Oxbow; two

grandchildren, Jack and

Dexx Nelson; sister, Anne

(Rogstad) Johnson of

Minot; nephew, Mike

Johnson; niece, Lisa

(Johnson) Nelson; and

many cousins.

Roger was preceded in

death by: his wife, Shelly

Rogstad; father, Alfred

Rogstad; mother, Jane


Memorials in honor of

Roger can be sent to Knife

River Lutheran Cemetery

or Flickertail Village and


A Celebration of

Roger’s Life will be held

at his family farm, 5815

79th Ave NW, Palermo,

North Dakota, on August

28th starting at noon. A

meal will be provided.

West Funeral Home &

Life Tribute Center