Roger Dewaine Elfrink, 82, of North Mankato, died Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.
An open house gathering to celebrate Roger's life will be held in June.
Roger was born September 17, 1940 in Belgrade, Minnesota to Loyd and Pearl (Johnson) Elfrink. He graduated from Belgrade High School in 1959 and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Mankato State College. Roger married Cheryl (Boutin) Roulet on July 16, 1966 in Willmar, Minnesota.
Roger was a jack-of-all-trades. He was a skilled carpenter, talented electrician, and skilled mechanic. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with family, especially his grandkids.
Roger is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of North Mankato; children, Joel (Susan) Roulet of Mankato, Lisa Elfrink of Minneapolis, and Chad Elfrink of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren, Rose (Mike Peterson) Roulet of Iowa and Ashley (Cody) Jakes of New Ulm; great-grandchildren, Noah Butcher, Mya Wood, Aleczander Meyer, Tyson Jakes, and Kandon Jakes; siblings, Ronald Elfrink of Duluth, Sharon (Garry) Jones of North Carolina, Sandra (Charles) Fishbein of Rhode Island, and Judy (Gene) Wendt of St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, LeeAnn Pozinski; and granddaughter, Beth Roulet.