Roger Arlt

Roger Arlt
Date of Birth: August 03, 1946
Died on: November 20, 2019

Roger Arlt, 73, of Aberdeen died November 20, 2019 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital after a two-year battle with cancer.

Roger was born August 3, 1946 to Theodore and Viola (Miller) Arlt in Aberdeen, SD.  This is where he was raised, graduating from Central High School with the class of 1964.

Roger was united in marriage to Boneta “Bonnie” Piper on July 13, 1965 in First Baptist Church in Aberdeen.  They made their home on family land and started a farm.  Roger loved farming, enjoying custom haying every summer and Oliver Tractors.  He also liked to tend to his sheep.  Roger worked as an Optician for more than 50 years, with the last 25 years at Vision Care Associates in Aberdeen.

He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed building.  He could be found in the crowd at auction sales and attended many of them, especially Jark/Worlie Auctions.

Roger was a member of First Baptist Church.

Grateful for having shared Roger’s life are his wife of 54 years, Bonnie; daughters, Tracy (Scott) Gravning of Alexandria, MN and Michelle Kelly of Watertown, SD; son, J Arlt of Aberdeen and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Jasmine and brother, Ted Arlt.




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