January 15, 1942 ~ May 12, 2014
C. Roger Aafedt, age 72, of Sabin, MN passed away on May 12, 2014, in Moorhead, MN.
Roger was born on January 15, 1942 in Grand Forks, ND to Clayton and Isabelle (Cooper) Aafedt. He grew up on the family farm in Fordville, ND with his parents and three brothers. Roger graduated from Fordville high school in 1960. He worked closely on the family farm with his dad who taught him how to fly. He developed a passion for flying and ran the Fordville Flying Service along with his brothers. He graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy in 1964. He had married Janice Thoe in 1961 and they raised three children on the family farm in Fordville.
In 1998 he married Donna Downs. They made their home in Sabin and raised three daughters. He worked for 35 years as a driver and loader operator for Transystems, LLC. He continued to fly every summer as an aerial applicator in the Mayville/Hatton area. Roger loved FLYING, music, playing cards, wood working, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.
Roger is survived by his wife Donna Aafedt of Sabin, MN, his son Shawn (Jeanette) Aafedt of Roundup, MT, daughter Nikki (Pat) Wilkes of Rolla, ND, daughter Kary (Eric) Nelson of West Fargo, ND, daughter Kim Krogstad (John Reichert) of West Fargo, ND, and daughter Kelsey (Cory) Nicklay of Moorhead, MN. Also surviving are his grandchildren Eric Aafedt of Roundup, MT; Lindsay (Jared) Kerr of Billings, MT; Dylon and Malinda Aafedt of Roundup, MT; Cody (Kristin) Mathiason of Fargo, ND; Megan (Grant) Hanson of Alexandria, MN; Colten, Carson, and Kyleigh Wilkes of Rolla, ND; Seth, Aidric, and Soleis Nelson of West Fargo, ND; Brady Krogstad and Madeline Reichert of West Fargo, ND; Nora Nicklay of Moorhead, MN; great grandchildren Kane and Blake Mathiason; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Clayton and Isabelle, brother Charles and daughter Julie Mathiason.