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Published April 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Roger A. Elliott

Roger A. Elliott, West Fargo, ND, 69, passed away unexpectedly, after a brief illness, on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Roger Allen Elliott was born on Feb. 27, 1944 in Fergus Falls MN to Robert and Rachel (Nelson) Elliott. He graduated from FFHS, was a member of the US Military (Army) and farmed near Dalton, MN. He married Opal Brist in 1965, and they had one child, Tami. They later divorced. Throughout his working career, he worked at Cass Clay Creamery, Pam Oil, Jacobson Transport, Pella Windows, Western Coop, and several other trucking companies. He married Nancy Kost in 1986. Together with their rescue dog, Whitty, they made their home in West Fargo. Roger and Whitty were well known to their neighborhood, due to their many daily walks and visits with all their neighbors. Roger always enjoyed sharing a good story with everyone he met. His quick wit and generous nature will be missed. His generosity followed him in death, with his decision to donate his body to UND School of Medicine for research.

Roger A. Elliott

Roger A. Elliott, West Fargo, ND, 69, passed away unexpectedly, after a brief illness, on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

Roger Allen Elliott was born on Feb. 27, 1944 in Fergus Falls MN to Robert and Rachel (Nelson) Elliott. He graduated from FFHS, was a member of the US Military (Army) and farmed near Dalton, MN. He married Opal Brist in 1965, and they had one child, Tami. They later divorced. Throughout his working career, he worked at Cass Clay Creamery, Pam Oil, Jacobson Transport, Pella Windows, Western Coop, and several other trucking companies. He married Nancy Kost in 1986. Together with their rescue dog, Whitty, they made their home in West Fargo. Roger and Whitty were well known to their neighborhood, due to their many daily walks and visits with all their neighbors. Roger always enjoyed sharing a good story with everyone he met. His quick wit and generous nature will be missed. His generosity followed him in death, with his decision to donate his body to UND School of Medicine for research.

Roger is survived by wife, Nancy, West Fargo, ND; daughter, Tami (Joel) Gehrke, Casselton, ND; grandchildren, Rachel and Garrett; sister, Helen Rennecke, Moorhead, MN; mother-in-law, Tillie Kost, Herreid, SD; sister-in-law, Lori (Kirk) Perman, Bismarck, ND; brothers-in-law, Gary(Diane) Kost, Aberdeen, SD; Ed Dotzenrod, Wyndmere, ND; and numerous other extended family members.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ellen Alsbury-Morrell, infant brother, father-in-law, Lester Kost, and sister-in-law, LuAnn Dotzenrod.

Visitation: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 5 – 7 pm, followed by a prayer service at 7 pm in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND. (226 4th Ave West)

Funeral: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11 am at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

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