Roger H. DaWald, age 81 of Mankato, MN died peacefully with family at his side on June 19, 2021.
Memorial Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 3, 2021 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato. Visitation will be held at the church one hour before the service. Burial will take place later at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family.
Roger was born on November 18, 1939 to Clarence and Helen (Radermacher) DaWald in Ortonville, MN. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1958. Roger was honored to have served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Shangri-La CVA-38. Roger was released from active duty in 1962 and pursued his education at St. Cloud State University graduating with a degree in Business Administration.
On April 30, 1966, Roger married Margaret Beck at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank, South Dakota. They raised their family in the Twin Cities and enjoyed traveling together after retirement. They moved to Mankato in 2005. Roger worked as an underwriter in the insurance industry and specialized in long-term care policies for many years. Roger was always youthful at heart and in mind; and enjoyed golf, playing competitive games with his grandchildren, reading, volunteering; and most importantly spending time with his family.
Roger is survived by his wife, Margaret, of 55 years; daughter, Becky DaWald (partner Scott Kazukewicz) of Minneapolis; daughter, Debbie McDermott (Pat) of Mankato; grandchildren, Thomas McDermott (fiancé Darya Jaihouri), Grace Boyle, and Lillie McDermott; brother, Charles DaWald of Ortonville, MN; and sisters, Joan (Dave) Jendro of Siren, Wisconsin, and Rita DaWald of Seattle, Washington. Roger was preceded in death by his parents.
His spirit will live on in all who knew and loved him.