Myron Roggenbuck, age 80, of Milbank died July 25, 2017.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank. Father Gary DeRoucey will officiate.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 27, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank with a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date at St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Myron Roggenbuck was born on July 31, 1936, in Milbank, SD. He was the son of John and Mary (Karels) Roggenbuck. Myron attended a one room school house at Veron #5 and graduated from Revillo High School in 1954. He earned a B.A. Degree from Huron College in 1958. He continued on to obtain his teaching degree from the University of Minnesota.
Myron was a teacher and coach from 1958 until 1960 in Brandt, SD. He was a science and social studies teacher, football and basketball assistant coach, and head track coach for Britton, SD, from 1960 until 1967. From 1967 until 1973, Myron was a science and social studies teacher, football assistant coach, and head basketball and track coach for Grant- Deuel High School in Revillo, SD.
Myron was united in marriage with Phyllis Mundhenke on July 2, 1962. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage and two children, Pamela and Scott.
Myron started farming in 1973, and worked part-time for Pete’s Lumber for 20 years in Revillo. In 2013, he retired and he and Phyllis moved to Milbank.
Myron liked to stay busy. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, where he served as a lector, eucharistic minister, usher, and also was on the Parrish Council. Myron was a school board member at Grant-Deuel School for 24 years. He was active with the National Guards. Myron loved wood working, antiques, and fiddling around the house in his spare time.
Myron started a youth basketball program at Grant-Deuel in 1984. It quickly grew into an extremely successful and long-lasting program. It impacted many area youth basketball players.
He also started a local Hershey track meet for Revillo athletes that produced many state place winners, and even two national qualifiers.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Phyllis, of Milbank, SD; daughter, Pamela (Wes) Dorale, of Sioux Falls, SD; son, Scott (Annie) Roggenbuck, of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren: Myah Roggenbuck, Caleb Roggenbuck, Damon Roggenbuck, Quentin Dorale, and Ethan Dorale; and sister, Margaret Cronin, of Revillo, SD.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents: John and Mary Roggenbuck; sisters: Monica Collins and Rosalie Roggenbuck; and brothers: Daniel Roggenbuck and John Jr. Roggenbuck.