Roger Dennis Tiede

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May 19, 1946 ~ March 6, 2024

Roger D. Tiede, 77, Sioux Falls, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from recent health issues.

Visitation with family will be 2-4 PM, Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Heartland Funeral Home. Memorial Services will begin at 10:30 AM, Monday, March 11, 2024, at Grace Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, followed by Military Honors. Inurnment will be 2:30 PM, Monday at Grace Hill Cemetery in Tripp, SD. A live stream link will be provided for Monday’s Service. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church or Tunnel to Towers Foundation in Roger’s memory.

Roger Dennis Tiede was born on May 19, 1946, in Delmont, SD, to Ernest and Emma (Link) Tiede. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont. His family moved to Tripp, SD, where he was confirmed at First American Lutheran Church on Reformation Sunday in 1962. Roger graduated from Tripp High School in 1964. He attended USD Springfield College from 1965-1966 and served in the Army National Guard from 1963-1969. Roger married his high school sweetheart, Jean Vetter on June 5, 1966, at First American Lutheran Church in Tripp. When they were first married, they lived in Tripp where Roger worked for Hattendorf Construction. Roger and Jean were blessed with two children, Michele (Shelley) was born in March 1968 and Brad was born in September 1976.

Later, in 1968, the family moved to Mitchell where Rog started his law enforcement career with the Mitchell Police Department. In 1973, Rog joined the South Dakota Highway Patrol, relocating him, Jean, and Shelley to Arlington, SD. Rog was with the SD Highway Patrol until 1980 when he joined Jean in the daily operations of the Arlington Dairy Mart that they purchased in 1978. While assisting Jean at the Dairy Mart, Rog continued other jobs. In the summer months, he was a hail adjuster for Farmer’s Mutual Insurance and in the winter months, he drove a truck for Dakota Oats, out of Arlington. When Rog and Jean sold Dairy Mart in 1982, Rog transitioned his career to the trucking industry working for Midwest Coast in Sioux Falls as a safety director. Rog commuted from Arlington to Sioux Falls until 1987, when he, Jean, and Brad moved to Renner, SD.

Rog and Jean moved to Lake Brandt in 2008. They enjoyed lake life until moving to Sioux Falls in 2017.  He continued his career moving from Midwest Coast to Farmland, and later retired from Cenex Harvest States in 2013, as Director of Safety Operations. Rog and Jean, and their love for the outdoors, allowed them to have second homes. First, at The Oahe River, North of Pierre, and later in Platte, spending many hours on the water fishing.

Rog and Jean enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, completing their dream of visiting all 50 states. They Wintered in Arizona for seven years, making great use of their ATV. In the last years of retirement, Roger enjoyed playing cards and spending many hours with his buddies at the DAV.

Most of all, Roger enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and doing anything that he could involving the outdoors. Rog’s special passion was his love for music and singing. He sang his whole life; from jr. choir, all-state chorus, Renner Lutheran Church Siouxperiors, Sioux Falls Barber Shop group, El Riad Shrine Chanters, and all the church choirs he attended throughout his life. Roger lived life to the fullest and loved deeply.

Roger will be deeply missed by his wife, Jean, Sioux Falls; daughter, Shelley (Dean) Kommes, Dell Rapids; son, Brad (Amanda) Tiede, Sioux Falls; four grandchildren, Kylie (Brett) Peterson, Viborg, Garrett (Jaime) Kommes, Hartford, Mara Tiede, and Dylan Tiede, both of Sioux Falls; four great-grandchildren, Cara, Emma, Jax, and Lainey; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Karen Tiede, Sioux Falls; sister-in-law, Elaine Bauder, Scotland, SD; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Jim Wermers, Colorado Springs; and four nephews and two nieces.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Emma Tiede; his in-laws, Julius and Elda Vetter; and brother-in-law, Howard Bauder.


Thank you, God, for the privilege of having Rog in our lives. We are also very thankful for the wonderful family and friends you have blessed us with. You are all precious and life is precious. We pray that you also have a close relationship with God, our Father so that someday we will all be together again and spend eternity with Him. Thanks, everyone for your prayers and support during the past few months. It was appreciated very much. God Bless You All.

Jean & Family

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