Roger D. Hurley

Posted 7/3/24

October 18, 1940 - June 30, 2024

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Roger D. Hurley


On June 30, 2024, Roger Hurley passed away at the Avera Flandreau Hospital with his wife and family at his side.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 5 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Skroch Funeral Chapel in Flandreau. His Celebration of Life will follow at 11 a.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church in Flandreau.
Roger Deane Hurley was born October 18, 1940, the oldest child of Lyle and Emaa Hurley. He grew up in Flandreau, graduating from Flandreau High School in 1958 and married Carole Grafing on July 30, 1960. Roger had several jobs in the community with his last job being with the State Highway Department for 25 years. He retired in 2003. During those 25 years he spend many hours plowing snow off state highways.
Roger and Carole lived in Flandreau all their married lives and raised three children: Jeff, Janine and Jill. He enjoyed trap shooting, fishing, photography and in later years bird watching. He could spot an eagle many miles away and enjoyed checking on eagle nests in the area.
He was active in Jaycees in earlier years and also an active member of Second Presbyterian Church including serving as janitor for 20 years. He also enjoyed working in maintenance part time at Greenleaf Assisting Living Center after he retired. He traveled to many hockey and lacrosse games to watch his grandsons play.
He enjoyed camping with his family and friends as their children were growing up. Roger and Carole enjoyed a number of trips throughout the United States and Canada during their retirement years.
Roger was a very kind and gentle man who will be missed by many.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years: Carole; children: Jeff of Sarasota, FL, Janine (Jamie) Hass of Cape Coral, FL and Jill (Bob) Rejda of Prior Lake, MN; his five grandsons: Luke (Lauren) Hass and their children Brynn and Cami of Tucson, AZ; Andy (Alison) Hass and their children Aidan, Emma and Madelyn of Cape Coral; Tanner (Kacie) Hass and their children Gianna, Gage and Griffin Deane of Cape Coral, Alex Rejda of Maple Grove, MN and Jeremy Rejda of Prior Lake.