Posted 3/27/19 (Wed)
Roger Truemen Grendahl Sr., 69, formerly of Watford City and Williston passed away March 21, 2019, at St. Alexis Hospital, Dickinson, N.D.
Roger was born Aug. 2, 1949, in Williston, N.D. He was the second child born to Truemen and Arlene (Olson) Grendahl. Roger enjoyed working on his Uncle’s farm (Leif and Audrey Gravos) while growing up. He graduated from Watford City High School in 1967. Roger then attended Dakota Manpower trade school. It didn’t take long for the oil fields to lure him in. He worked for various oilfield companies before settling in with Pool Well Service for over 20 years as a derrick hand. He had many stories to share about the oilfield and there were many people he met along this journey. He worked hard and loved his job. Roger had a presence about him that filled a room. You always knew where you stood with him. He was quick to let you know. Roger was known for dubbing nicknames to everyone he met. He loved being around people and always enjoyed reminiscing his rowdy days.
On June 14, 1979, Roger married Deb Miller. Roger and Deb had three children Lisa, Roger Jr. and Aaron.
In 1998, Roger was injured in an oilfield accident. This was a turning point in his life. No longer able to work, he lived life to the fullest.
Roger leaves behind a daughter, Lisa (Dan) Aune of Taylor, N.D.; two sons, Roger (Sarah) Grendahl Jr. of Bismarck, N.D., and Aaron Grendahl (Amanda) of Barnesville, Minn.; grandchildren, Justyse Dahl, Lane (Maria) Aune, Morgan Aune, Clayton Aune, Matthew Aune, and Tracy Aune; Macie Grendahl and Isaac Grendahl; Kyler Grendahl, Rory Grendahl, Autumn Grendahl, and Rosalynn Grendahl; one great-grandchild, Aylee Dahl; sisters, Marlene (Raymond) Hestera of Audubon, Minn., Gerry (Joseph) Griffith of Edwall, Wash., and Celia (Tom) Griffey of Spokane, Wash.; brothers, Kalvin Hoole/Grendahl of Spokane, Wash., and Warren Grendahl of Spokane, Wash.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ward Grendahl, Byron Grendahl, Todd Grendahl and Chad Grendahl.
Funeral services for Roger were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Watford City, N.D. Interment was in Schafer Cemetery, Watford City, N.D., under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Watford City. Visitation was held Monday, March 25, 2019, from 10 a.m., until the service time. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.