Roger Buhl - Brookings

April 25, 1954 - Feb 9, 2019

Roger Elvin Buhl, 64, of Brookings passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Brookings Health System, Brookings.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Brookings.  Memorial Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at Rude’s Funeral Home with a 6:30pm Liturgical Wake Service.  The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 Roger Elvin Buhl the son of Leroy and Geraldine (Lovell) Buhl was born on April 25, 1954, in Aberdeen.  He grew up and attended school in the Britton area and graduated from Britton High School in 1972.

During his high school years, he worked at Buhl’s Cleaners in Britton.  He then attended Lake Area Vo-Tech in Watertown.  After attending Vo-Tech he worked on his father’s farm.

On July 26th, 1975 he was united in marriage to Karen Schlekewy, in Lake City at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  They moved to Pierre, where he worked at Buhl’s Dry Cleaners.  In 1983, they moved to Brookings, where he became the owner/operator of Buhl’s Southside Dry Cleaners.

Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Roger is survived by his wife, Karen Buhl; his son, Dustin Buhl and his wife Kenzie (Huyser); his daughter, Amber Buhl; his grandchildren, Jessa Rindels, Layla, Emery and Nash Buhl; his mother, Geraldine Haskell; his step-mother, Arlene Buhl; three brothers, Ken Buhl, David Buhl and Willie Haskell; seven sisters, Nancy (Buhl) Dunn, Donna (Buhl) LeGrand, Judy (Buhl) Dale, Jackie (Adam) Odom, Debbie (Haskell) Sanchez, Tammy (Haskell) Thomas and Dawn Haskell; along with many nieces, nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Buhl, his step-father, Willis Haskell; his grandparents, Elvin and Erna Buhl, Jenny and Chester Lovell; step-grandparents, George and Eva Naasz.

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