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February 1, 1943 - September 4, 2021
Service Date September 8, 2021
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Hope Christian Reformed Church, 202 E. Philadelphia St., Rapid City, South Dakota.
Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City at a later date.
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Roger Dean Star, 78, was born Feb. 1st, 1943 on the family home in Douglas County, SD and died Sept. 4th, 2021 of heart failure at Monument Hospital, Rapid City, SD. Roger was the oldest of three children born to William and Nellie (Beukelman) Star.
On August 25th, 1962 Roger married Belva Colwill in Sioux Falls, SD. To this union 2 children were born, Jacqueline Rae in 1963 and Micheal Dene in 1965.
Roger and Belva farmed with his dad until 1973, when Roger bought into Hubers Machine Shop in Harrison, SD. The family moved to Harrison until 1979. Due to health issues, they sold the business and moved to Rapid City and he began a 29 year career with Brink Electric Construction as a mechanic, welder and fabricator until his retirement in 2008. To celebrate his retirement, he and Belva, in their motorhome, along with his sister Ruby and husband Dale in their 5th wheel, traveled to Alaska for 3 months. In his many vacations he and Belva were able to enjoy, Alaska was his favorite.
Roger enjoyed his Ranger boat and walleye fishing with friends and family above all other sports. He had numerous trophy fish on his wall including a 15 lb. walleye. He also loved to golf and had two hole-in-one’s in his lifetime. He also enjoyed many hours of playing pool with friends. He was a past member of the Black Hills Snowmobile Club for 30 years and also enjoyed riding his side-by-side with Belva and friends. Roger enjoyed stock car racing and won many trophies. He and Belva enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing and other water sports with his children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Roger loved to travel. He and Belva enjoyed many cruises visiting Mexico and Canada, and loved train travels as well. He and Belva had visited all 51 states with their motorhome and car.
He was a faithful member of the Christian Reformed Church, was baptized and made his profession of faith, and served as Deacon and was on many committees.
Roger is survived by his wife Belva of 59 years, his son Micheal (Leaon) Star, daughter Jacqueline Clucas, grandchildren Amanda (Nathan) Grohs, Ryan Harms, Trent (Raelyn) Star and Tony (Michelle) Star. Step-grandchildren Kerri (Will) Stephen, Tara Clucas, Billy (Lindsey)
Clucas. Great grandchildren Wyatt Grohs, Abby Grohs, and Blakelea Star. Step
great-grandchildren Brayden and Jaylen Stephen, Andraya (Donte) Bledsoe, Ethan Clucas, Carlos Hopkins and Dominique (Katy) Clucas. Step great-great-grandson Boston Bledsoe. Sisters Ruby (Dale) Nickels, Shari (Rocky) Maunders, sister-in-law Marlene (Jerry) Ross, brother-in-law Dene (Clara) Colwill and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, parents-in-law, four brothers-in-law and his son-in-law.