Roger Lloyd Schlem, 80

Roger Lloyd Schlem, 80, of Piedmont, SD, died Friday, July 9, 2021, at Monument Health Rapid City hospital.

Roger was born November 19, 1940, to Rose Tideman in a tar paper house in Tripp County, SD, he was the oldest of five children. He had 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

 Roger married Rose Marie Dierks on Aug. 19, 1962, and together they had three children, Valarie, Dana, and Richard. Roger loved farming, fishing, bowling, and helping Rose with the gardening.

 Roger is survived by his daughters, Valarie Schlem of Tilford, SD, and Dana (Rich) Schmidt of Huffman, TX; his son, Richard Schlem of Rapid City, SD; brother, John Schlem of TX; and a sister, Marie McCollum of OK; and three grandchildren, Kelsey Schmidt, Zachary Schmidt, and Elias Schlem.

 Roger was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 59 years, Rose M. (Dierks) Schlem; mother, Rose E. Schlem; brother, Charlie Schlem; and a sister, Sharon Schlem.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

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