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Robert Roggenbuck

September 09, 2015

There will be a private memorial after which Bob and Betty will have their ashes scattered together in their favorite place, near Medora, ND.


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Robert Roggenbuck

September 09, 2015


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.


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12 responses to “Robert Roggenbuck”

  1. Ken and Vicki Aldridge says:

    Sorry for the loss. Appreciate his many years of service to law enforcement.

  2. Jeanne Hoyt says:

    So sorry for the loss of Bob and Betty. Betty was the janitor at Midkota Elementary in Binford, ND. I was the elementary principal. Working with Betty was a joy and Bob was a lot of fun when he would stop and chat. I enjoyed their friendship. God Bless you as you grieve your loss.

  3. Peter Russell says:

    I worked with Bob over 30 years ago on the Stark county Sheriff’s Dept.
    He will be missed. Rest in peace, old friend

  4. Wayne and Linda Feldner, Minot, ND says:

    With Deepest Sympathy. Bob and Wayne were friends for many years, and had many good times together. He will be missed. Wayne and Linda Feldner

  5. Ben Krueger says:

    Bob and I worked together for the McLean Co. Sheriff Dept. in Garrison, N.D. I liked Bob, he was a good man.

  6. Ben Krueger says:

    Bob and I worked together for The McLean Co. Sheriff’s Dept. in Garrison, N.D. I liked Bob, He was a good man. Bob will be missed in many ways. God Bless You Bob.

  7. Janice Johnson says:

    I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bob when he lived in Binford and worked for our Sheriff’s department. I was so sorry to hear of his health struggles so may he now rest in peace.

  8. Odell and Marge Krohn says:

    Odell and Bob became friends when both of them were in Elim in 2013. Bob would wear his Green Bay Packers shirt and Odell would wear his Vikings shirt. They watched a lot of sports together. Odell visited him often when he lived up north. He would stop and buy doughnuts so they could have coffee. Bob came to our 60th wedding anniversary celebration at Olivet Lutheran Church last fall. We will miss him. Our prayers are with his family.

  9. Warren Scott says:

    Bob was my best friend since high school. Wish we could have spent more time together. I knew when I saw him at the reunion his time was short. Miss him.

  10. Larry Miller says:

    RIP My Friend and Mentor. You turned my life around when I was 19 and living in Turtle Lake. You kept me out of trouble and became a great friend. I have never forgotten that. You will be missed.

  11. Millie (Brainard) Banet says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Bob is now with his beloved Betty. I will always remember all the wonderful times I shared with Bob. Love to your family, you are all in my prayers.

  12. Kelly Dugan says:

    I knew Bob when he was LEO in Turtle Lake in McLean Cty ..maybe he was with the Sheriff’s Dep’t in the 70’s. I remember chatting with him as a teenager. ☺ I remember one evening a friend and I taking the lights off the car one evening, and placing them in the back seat of police car. He wasn’t exactly amused, but we didn’t get in trouble for it.
    My parents had bought an HP cruiser with a police interceptor. My Mom would let me borrow it to run to Underwood to see friends…just be home in time to pick up your Dad. I’d be running late and drive about 110 to get home. One evening I had it down at the Tastee Freeze meeting some friends, Bob stops, casually walks around the car, noted the interceptor in it and that it must go pretty fast. I stuttered and said um…I suppose..LOL! He looked straight at me and simply said ‘Slow down’.
    I’ve remembered him fondly. This was sad to see & wish I had known or looked for him on Facebook. I would have made the effort to touch base.

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