Roger Allen Shuff was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Wakonda, S.D., the son of John and Mable (Fischer) Shuff. At the age of six, Roger and his family moved to Ireton, where he received his education.
On Jan. 14, 1951, Roger and Dolores Janvrin were united in marriage at Hawarden. Roger managed a Mobil and a Sinclair station while living in Hawarden.
The family moved to Le Mars in 1969. Roger became the owner/operator of Shuff's Apco Service Station. He retired from the station in 1990.
Roger also worked on a part-time basis with the Plymouth County Secondary Road Department, the city of Le Mars at the yard waste collection site and performed snow removal for local residents.
Roger was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Le Mars. He was also a former member of the Eagles Club and the Isaac Walton League.
He enjoyed fishing trips to Minnesota and South Dakota, was an avid gardener and constructed handmade crafts he sold at area shows. He was a nature lover and fed numerous birds, squirrels and anything else that showed up in the yard.
Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Grateful to have shared his life are his wife of 60 years, Dolores Shuff of Le Mars; a son, Randy Shuff and his wife, Sandi, and their children, Kristen Shuff and Jed Shuff all of Tendoy, Idaho; a son, Ron Shuff and his wife, Lynette, of Le Mars, and their children, Chad (Tammy) Shuff of Omaha, Neb., and Camie Shuff of Ormskirk, England; great-grandchildren Logan, Landon and Leighton Shuff of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Debra Hughes and her special friend, Tony Ruhland and their children, Travis Hughes, Jessica (special friend Tyler Sitzmann) Hughes and Kenna Ruhland, all of Le Mars; great-grandchildren Bryse Hughes, Hayden and Mason Sitzmann, all of Le Mars; sisters, Bonnie (Ken) Glover of South Carolina and Charolette (Richard) Olsen of Odin, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Dorothy; and brothers, Wayne, Robert, Arthur and Glenn.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Le Mars. The Rev. John Battern will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the memorial service on Thursday.
Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.