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Roger Fox

Roger Maurice Fox

November 30th, 1941 - June 1st, 2019
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Obituary

Roger Maurice Fox, age 77, died on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Roger spent his final days at Ava’s House by Sanford Health surrounded by friends and family after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke on May 8, 2019.

Roger was born on November 30, 1941 in Watertown, SD to Fred Anthony Fox and Renelda Johanna (Kaiser) Fox. Roger graduated from Watertown High School in 1960 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in 1964 from Huron College.

Roger received his Master of Science degree from North Texas State University in 1966 and his Juris Doctorate degree from University of South Dakota in 1971 before returning to Watertown where he practiced law both privately and as state’s attorney.

Roger had two children, Brett Robert Fox and Lisa Jean Fox-Boschee.

After retiring from practicing law, Roger continued to share his love of law through his work as a teacher at Horizon Charter School in Phoenix, Arizona. He always looked forward to leading mock trials with his students.

Later, Roger moved to Boise, ID to be closer to his son, Brett and grandson, Zack before returning to Watertown to be closer to his daughter, Lisa and granddaughters, Harper and Finley.

Roger enjoyed spending time working on his home, especially his lawn and you could often find him relaxing on his deck soaking in the outdoors. Roger loved spending time with his beloved dog Jake who was his constant companion. Roger enjoyed spending time on his pontoon on Lake Kampeska.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Ryan) Boschee and three grandchildren, Zack of Boise, ID, Harper and Finley of Sioux Falls, SD; and his siblings, Dwayne Fox of Palm Springs, CA, Judie (Leonard) Eng of Minnetonka, MN, Tony (Barb) Fox of Chandler, AZ, and Lorin Halling, Rick (Mary) Fox and Julie Fox all of Watertown, SD.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Paul Fox, and his son, Brett.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., with visitation for one hour prior to the services on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, 1111 4th Street NE, Watertown . Reverend Jesse Hurkes will officiate with special music by Hope Gauger.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday June 6th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday June 6th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday June 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday June 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Jim Frost

Posted at 03:01pm
Such a loss. Roger was an outstanding individual, a professional all the way. I always enjoyed talking to him.
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Jason & Teresa Ostby

Posted at 09:50am
So very sorry to hear this. Roger was my lawyer in Watertown as well as a friend. Our deepest thoughts & prayers sent to you & yours.
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Posted at 08:12am
To Lisa Boschee and family: Praying the love of God surrounds you and that He brings peace and comfort to your heart. Love and hugs to you!
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Love, Chris, Jennifer and Maria

Posted at 06:10am
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Allen Eide

Posted at 01:36am
I am saddened to learn of Roger's passing. He was a wonderful classmate in law school and a fine attorney.
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