On December 11th, 2020, Roger Paul Beauchene, a lifelong resident of Fargo, North Dakota, passed away peacefully at the age of 63 at Essentia Hospital. Roger Paul Beauchene was born on April 4th, 1957 in Fargo, North Dakota to the late Francis and Marion Beauchene (Moran). He was a brother to Allen, Mark (Sheila), Gene (Vilma) the late Kevin Beauchene, and his sister Linda Beauchene. He attended grade school and high school in Fargo, North Dakota. He had a relationship with Geralyn Munson, and had one daughter, Lisa. Several years later he entered into marriage with Janie Ceynowa, and had two sons and a daughter, Matthew, Thomas, and Megan. On June 29th, 2007 he entered into marriage with Jodi (Singleton) Beauchene and inherited four sons, Michael, Kevin, Bryce and Jeffrey. He worked at NDSU in the Resident Dining Center for 33 ½ years and he would tell you no different. He loved his job at the RDC and his beloved NDSU football team. He proudly wore those championship jackets and was quite the conversationalist with whomever he met. He loved karaoke, especially singing Alice Cooper and BTO. He also loved the New York Yankees. He loved his family and friends with all his heart and would give you the shirt off his back and always made sure you had something to eat. He will be forever missed. He is survived by his wife Jodi Beauchene of Fargo, North Dakota; His mother, Marion Beauchene of Fargo, ND; His sons and daughters: Lisa (Loren) Balkowitsch of Bismarck, North Dakota; Matt Beauchene of Fargo, North Dakota, Thomas (Lizzy) Beauchene of Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, England, Megan (Jeffrey) Santer of Fargo, ND; Michael (Vivian) Brasco of Haslet, Texas, Kevin Brasco of Fargo, North Dakota, Bryce Lancaster of Denver, Colorado and Jeffrey J. Martinson of Audobon, MN ; His brothers and sister, Allen Beauchene of Fargo, North Dakota; Mark (Sheila) Beauchene of Fargo, North Dakota; Gene (Vilma) Beauchene of Tennessee, Linda Beauchene of West Fargo, ND; three granddaughters, River, Sage, and Deklynn; six grandsons, Maximillan, Theodore, Kayden, Xavier, Hudson and Cylus; several nieces and nephews, Hannah, Jordan, Kyle, Eric, Kevin, Raquel, Joselyn and Stephanie, Brandon, Leslie, Dillon, Taylor and Chloe; great niece, Bristol; his childhood friend of many years Cary (Keno) Bergene, family friend Ben Tretter and Andrea Rise; his beloved dogs, Zooma and Bella Beauchene; his cats Peanut and Buster and several cousins which include the Moran and Sauve Family, friends and fellow coworkers. He was preceded in death by his late father, Francis Beauchene, his brother, Kevin Beauchene and niece, Krista McCleary and his beloved dog, Prince. Light up the floors of heaven like Dynamite, glow like a diamond in the sky. We love you and we will see you again.

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  1. My condolences to the entire Beauchene family and the many friends of Roger. Roger has definitely made a positive impression on everyone he met. The last couple of years have been a challenge for Roger. Thank you Jodi for always taking care of him and always putting him first. He loved you so much!

  2. Oh my friend Roger so many prayers so much love for you. Fly high my friend and know “I’ll be there”. Thanks for being my Karaoke partner. Til we meet again in my heart you are! Jodi my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. To the entire Beauchene family, our thoughts and our prayers are with you. Our condolences and deepest sympathy for the passing of a loving husband and father. We our so sorry.

    The Argyriou family and the Uk & Ireland Vikings fan club.

    He is in Valhalla now.

  4. Was so looking forward to the pandemic ending and talking to you at the Bowler again. Never met anyone as easy to talk to as you. You always said I was like a son to you. Thank you for teaching me your sick dance moves and please, save a seat for me next to you at the Bowler in the sky.

  5. Fly high Roger- you will be so missed here on earth. Make sure to watch over Jodi-she will be lost without you. You impacted so many people and had so many friends, it just won’t be the same without you…Rest in eternal peace Roger. Everyone loves you

  6. My sympathy to the Beauchene Family, Roger was such a friendly person, have many good memories when the family would come to visit us, my sympathy to his wife.

  7. Dear Roger,
    Thank you for being part of my family, and for giving me three of the best friends I could’ve asked for. Thank you for dancing and singing with us. Thank you for making everything, everything an adventure. There was never a dull moment with you around. The world is a darker, emptier place with you gone. I wish you peace as you go on to your next adventure.

  8. You will be missed dearly cousin by so many people. You left an impression on everyone you met. Including me. Taking your little cuz out to dance and shaking it up to hound dog with me since you knew I loved Elvis and to dance just like you. Telling me just to shake it. Memories will last forever and I know you are making more. Making all the loved ones laugh and dance again up there. God has truly gained an angel and a busy one at that. Love your little cuz. Rachel.

  9. My sympathy on the loss of your husband and to Marion and family on the loss of her son and their brother,Roger was a very special person , always friendly and liked to talk, I have many good memories of years ago when Roger would come to our house to visit with his folks, he will be missed, love and prayers, Dorothy Drellack.

  10. Roger you were one of a kind I never met someone with love compassion respect and selflessness as you I will truly miss you rest in peace see you on the other side my friend

  11. My condolences to Jodi and her entire family. I never knew Roger personally but I always seen him at Karoake with Jodi and he was such a friendly man.

  12. This world will not be the same without Roger Beauchene. He always loved, smiled, and had something great to tell you. He did not have one negative bone in his body. I love my uncle Rog. My children and I will miss him so.

  13. Roger Dodger,

    It’s been a long journey for us the past 3-4 years. And that came to an end on December 11th, 2020 at 7:47 am. I didn’t want to let you go, but you were tired, I understand.

    You looked so peaceful, the angels were there to take you home, but I’m sure you stopped and talked to everyone along the way to the light and I’m sure you still are.

    I wanted to send you off in true Bison fashion. The jacket alone is quite the conversation piece in heaven. Your music for the slide show is rock n roll, your music for the funeral will speak to you as you lie peacefully. I will be singing two of them. I chose the 3 apostles for scripture readings, because why not?

    The house is quiet without you. I watch westerns in the background for noise. I’m not sure how to move forward, one step at a time I imagine. It’s the only way.

    The best way I can honor your memory is to continue to help others, make sure they have something to eat or something to wear. I will not be the same for a long time.

    But do me a favor, save a seat for me at the table up there. Diet coke and Cheetos of course. Continue to send me signs the only way you know how.

    I have to entrust you now to God’s care. Keep them busy up there, while I keep them busy here.

    I love ya 💕💕

  14. RIP Roger. My son sure Liked you. We will miss you. God has taken another perfect man. We will miss you. Please sing your Heart out💕💕❤️ Fly high with the Angels💯⛄

  15. Jodi and the entire family, I am so very sorry for the loss of an amazing man!! He really made an impact on everyone he ever met. Jodi, you were such an amazing caregiver and advocate for him and I know how thankful he was and his mother is! It’s not easy but you took that and ran with it!! I admire you for that!! He has a pretty amazing wife! Take care of yourself, you know roger would want you too because he was always telling you when to rest or eat! I will miss his chats “rogerisms” and his beloved peace sign!! Hugs and prayers to you all!!!

  16. Roger was a man of many words. (sometimes a few to many LOL) He had one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have ever met. He loved his family very much. He very much loved you in life and will continue to love you (and watch over you) while in heaven. We will miss him but when it’s our time to go to heaven I’m pretty sure ( if we listed closely) we’ll hear him rocking the Karaoke .
    Sorry I won’t make it to the funeral I have to work. Miss you and keep your head uou.

  17. Going to miss you Uncle Boo,

    You always made me laugh, you were kind and loving. You had a smile that radiates and you always wanted people in the room to feel welcome and loved. I have the fondest memories of you, camping, lake trips, our trip to Canada where you danced your butt off. You loved music! You didn’t take yourself too seriously, you were a proud American and fan of NDSU. You were compassionate. I will miss you so much. Rest In Peace Uncle. Love your niece

  18. We miss you. A hard times saying good bye because it will never be good bye. So all I can say is I will see you later. Alex will still talk to you. He loves your alls conversations. Lots of love and prayers.

  19. RIP Roger. I’m going to miss our talks over the phone. I will always cherish the Six Flags Trip when you visited Texas. God Bless my sister Jodi and family ! You maybe gone but never forgotten in our hearts. Light heaven up like dynamite! Love,The Abell’s from Flordia

  20. My deepest sympathies go out to you Jodi and your family for the loss of Roger. Rick told me he was a great man. Prayers to you and your family in this difficult time.

  21. Hey buddy, this is pretty hard for me to even accept that you are gone. I promise you I will be there for Jodi and help her in any way possible. It’s not fair that we hurt like we do when our loved ones meet our maker. I luv ua Rog!!!!! Make sure God gets your chatting and Jokes… 😞😩😭😩💖💖💖

  22. Sending thoughts and strength to Jodi and Roger’s family and friends. A wonderful man, generous, caring, thoughtful, free spirited and loved to sing. Always interested in others and certainly a big fan of the Bison. We will miss him at AMVETS. I will miss him. Roger marched through life with a smile, even during troubled times it was he who reached out to offer support and lift up others. He has succeeded his journey here! and is lifted up and marching to a new life, a new song.”

  23. Shine like a diamond in the sky ! Rest in Peace Roger we will miss ya but not forgotten from our hearts ! I never got a chance to say goodbye but I was never good at anyways. Until we meet again keep on singing and dancing in heaven ! Look out for my sister Jodi please 🙏! God bless HUGS AND KISSES FROM THE ABELL’S IN FLORDIA !

  24. He was the best uncle I could of asked for. He brought so many happy memories into my life. Uncle Roger will be missed by everyone because he was such a kind soul. I will miss you Uncle Roger. love, Raquel and Cody

  25. Jodi we loved your beautiful talk in the beginning of Roger’s service. Deb & I, and i’m sure many of our Karaoke followers, will miss Roger’s unique, loving, & energetic personality. Our sympathies to you and your whole family.

  26. Dear Marion and Beauchene family, please accept my sincere condolences….i’m so sorry you’ve lost your beloved Roger. My love and prayers are for you all. from Pam Loe Hahn Larson, Fargo. (Your former neighbor from 5th st. north, Fargo.)

  27. Jodi, I am so sorry for your loss, in the days leading up to his death I tried to make sure I was the one to draw his blood just to check in and make sure he was ok. I know he’s having a blast up there in heaven and wouldn’t want us to stop the party down here. I wish you all the best in this next chapter of your life and I’m sure Rog is watching out for you from above. Much love – Shay

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