Gary B. Roed, 76, Minot, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in a Minot hospital.
Gary B. Roed, 76, Minot, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in a Minot hospital. Celebration of Gary’s Life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot. Interment will be at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot. Gary was born Nov. 14, 1941, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND, to Bert and Luetta (Neil) Roed. He grew up in Devils Lake and was an athlete during his youth participating in many sports including football, basketball, track and Legion baseball. He graduated from high school in 1960. Gary was united in marriage to Judy Feldner on April 7, 1961, in Devils Lake. He graduated from Lake Region Junior College in 1962. While attending college in Devils Lake, Gary drove school bus and worked at Phillips 66. In 1963, Gary and Judy moved to Minot so he could attend college at Minot State University where he also played football. He landed a job at Land-O-Lakes Creamery as a retail and wholesale truck driver. Gary held that position for the next 35 years and also worked part-time as a custodian at Vincent United Methodist Church. He retired in 1999. Gary was a member of Vincent United Methodist Church, Eagles Aerie, along with the Elks and Jaycees Clubs, all of Minot. In addition to his interests in hunting and fishing, he coached several sports and was a Boy Scout leader. Gary loved to build and remodel sharing the talents of his hands with various projects and on committees at Vincent United Methodist Church. Gary enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Lake Sakakawea, but treasured mostly any moments spent with his family. Gary is survived by; his loving wife of 57 years, Judy Roed, Minot; sons, Dale (Niki) Roed and Robert (Melissa) Roed both of Minot; grandchildren, Andrew (Libbi) Roed, Kristina (Keith) Hess and Ericka Roed, and Casey (Brittany) Roed; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Niles Hess and Nicholas Huskey and Aloura Roed; sisters, Bonnie (Joe) Keller, Bakersfield, CA, Vickie (Robert) Schneider, Crary, ND and Lauri Roed, Devils Lake; brothers, William (Pat) Roed, Devils Lake, and Terry Roed, Arlington, WA; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by; his parents, Bert and Luetta Roed; grandparents, Hank and Mabel Roed and William and Bertha Neil; brother, Rick Roed. Memorials are preferred to an organization of the donor’s choice. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com.