Roger Aman, 75, of Freeman passed away on January 7th at the Menno-Olivet Care Center. A funeral in honor of Roger will be held on Saturday, January 20th at 10:30 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Freeman, South Dakota. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 19th at the church from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with a prayer service to be said at 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to The ALS Association to support their mission of providing information, assistance and resources to families faced with this disease. To donate to the South Dakota/Minnesota/North Dakota ALS chapter please click on the following link:
Roger Albert Aman, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, was called to his heavenly home on January 7, 2024.
Roger was born in Freeman, South Dakota on December 13, 1948, to Edwin and Leatrice (Mettler) Aman. He graduated from Freeman High School in 1967. While in high school, Roger met Marlys Ann Zanter and they were united in marriage on June 25, 1968, at Unity Lutheran Church. They were married for 55 years and were blessed with a daughter, Michelle, a son-in-law, David, and a grandson, Cole.
He enjoyed his 45-year career with Golden West Telecommunications Company and the many people he mentored and met. Throughout his life, Roger enjoyed playing baseball for the Freeman Town Team, golfing with friends, and watching the Green Bay Packers and the New York Yankees. He gave back to his community as a volunteer fireman and school board member for many years.
Roger kept the Lord close to his heart and was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church where he served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, and member of the choir.
After retiring, Roger enjoyed traveling with his family and friends. He treasured the wonderful memories from their trips to Germany, the Holy Land, Portugal, northern Minnesota, and many other beautiful places. He also took great pride in watching his grandson’s sporting events.
He will be remembered for his enjoyment of life, his quick wit and humor, and his ability to strike up a conversation with all.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Marlys; his cherished daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and David Bruhn; and his adored grandson, Cole Bruhn. Roger will also be missed by his sister and brother-in-law, LaVonne and Ray Schultz, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Deb Aman, Charles Aman, and Michael and Shari Aman, his sister-in-law, Bernetta Zanter, as well as his nieces, nephews, other special relatives, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Loren Aman, his parents-in-law, Albert and Charlotte Zanter, and his brother-in-law, Leland Zanter.