Robert (Bob) R. Roggenbuck, 70, Binford, ND passed away September 9, 2015 in a Fargo, ND hospital surrounded by family.
Bob was born July 4, 1945 in Minot, ND to Raymond and Lila (Banna) Roggenbuck. He grew up in Minot, ND, graduated from Minot High School in 1964 and attended Minot State University. He loved that as a “Fourth of July Baby” the entire nation celebrated on his birthday. Bob married Betty Weinberger of Turtle Lake, ND on November 19, 1974. Bob and Betty lived in numerous North Dakota communities as Bob was engaged in a law enforcement career and Betty worked in health care and home help services. Betty passed away on November 19, 2011.
Bob was a graduate of the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center, Bismarck, ND and worked more than 38 years in law enforcement across North Dakota. He served as a Deputy Sheriff in Burke, Foster, Griggs, McLean, Ransom, Stark, and Ward Counties and as a Police Officer in Minot and West Fargo. Bob served as the Chief of Police in Ashley, Enderlin, Medora, Richardton, and Westhope. He retired in November 2008 as the Chief of Police in Ashley, ND. Bob took great pleasure in working in smaller communities where the role of one person serving as a community leader has a greater impact on others.
Bob established and worked with law enforcement explorer groups, career-oriented programs designed to give young people experience in working with law enforcement officers. He enjoyed working with youth and community groups and worked to have a positive influence in each of the communities he served.
Bob was a longtime member of the North Dakota Association of Chiefs of Police and served as president of the organization in 2001-2002. He also chaired the Southwest Crime Conference in Dickinson, ND. Bob was a member of the North Dakota Peace Officers Association, North Dakota Sheriffs and Deputies Association, National Sheriffs Association, Southcentral Crime Conference, Badlands Combat Shooters, International Blue Knights North Dakota Chapter #1, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Knights of Columbus.
Bob and Betty enjoyed traveling and working together on woodworking, crafts and gardening projects.
Bob is survived by children Heather (Brendan) Bunn, Fargo, ND and Mike Presser, Aurora, CO, sisters Linda (Henry) Patrick, Newport, WA, Laurie (Richard) Pinnell, Rancho Cordova, CA, and Dawn Werre, Minot, ND, brother Dan (Sandy) Roggenbuck, Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren Griffin and Hadley Bunn, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, parents and grandparents.
There will be a private memorial after which Bob and Betty will have their ashes scattered together in their favorite place, near Medora, ND.
Bob felt great appreciation for all of the generous help and comfort received from family and friends, as well as the hospital and nursing home staff, during the illnesses he and Betty endured.