Mass of Christian Burial for Roger Brandriet, 65, of Watertown will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 22nd at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Kranzburg. Father Christopher Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Waverly Cemetery under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.
Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to services with a rosary at 10:00 a.m.
Roger passed away March 16, 2022 at his home in Watertown.
Roger Allen Brandriet was born on November 11, 1956 at Memorial Hospital in Watertown. He was the 5th of 10 children born to Donald and Josephine (Cordell) Brandriet. Roger was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waverly, where he also served as an altar boy. Roger was involved in Soap Box Derby racing. After winning the derby in Watertown, he advanced to the National Finals in Akron, Ohio in 1970. Roger attended and graduated from Waverly High School in 1975. Roger farmed with his father in the Waverly area for 38 years. They were a few of the first farmers to plant sunflowers in Codington County. Along with growing all different kinds of crops, they also raised cattle and pigs. During these years, Roger was also employed at Olin Flax Straw Plant and Minnesota Rubber.
Outside of farm life, Roger enjoyed hunting and fishing. Each year, he also raised a large garden. Roger could often be found manning the grill for family gatherings and was an excellent cook.
Celebrating his life is his special fiend, Rose Keen, his children; Lee Brandriet of Watertown, Lisa Brandriet (Nathan Bach) of Castlewood, two grandchildren Gavin Bach & Chloe Bach, three step-children; Josh (Jami) Walth of New Ulm, MN, Cody (Rachel) Walth of Mankato, MN, Kayla (Quentin) Grismer of Watertown and 5 step-grandchildren. Roger is also survived by his siblings: Beverly (Paul) Isom of Clear Lake, Donna Kjornes of Watertown, Jeanette (Bill) Towle of Watertown, Marge (Marlow) Schaffer of Selby, Brian (Melissa) Brandriet of Watertown, Dale (Shellie) Brandriet of Arlington, Doug (Sandy) Brandriet of Watertown, and Russ (Amy) Brandriet of Florence, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother, Paul Brandriet, brother-in-law, Doug Kjornes and two spouses.
Casketbearers will be Tyler Brandriet, Mitchell Brandriet, Justin Brandriet, Braden Brandriet, Bo Brandriet and Scott Snoozy.
Family would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Beth Schultz at Sanford Watertown, Dr. Steven Powell of the Cancer Center, Sioux Falls and Roger’s hospice team.
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