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February 26, 1947 - March 20, 2021
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David Drew Rogge of Hoyt Lakes passed away March 20, 2021.David was born February 26, 1947 the third of six boys born to John and Donna (Olson) Rogge in Windom Minnesota.He moved to Hoyt Lakes in 1957 and graduated from Aurora-Hoyt Lakes in 1965. He enlisted in the army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. Upon his return to Hoyt Lakes, he worked at the bowling alley and Erie Mining Company. He helped lay the gas lines in town when Peoples Natural Gas was developed in Hoyt Lakes. He then worked at Lutsen ski resort, and also managed the Edgewater restaurant/bar in Tofte for several years. He also worked at various accounting firms in the Twin Cities and before retiring, worked for a limousine company in St. Paul.
David was an Eagle Scout.
He was most proud of his 34 year sobriety, and his family was as proud of his accomplishment as he was.David is survived by three brothers; Casey (Patti) of Hoyt Lakes, Brad of Jacksonville FL, and Mitch of Bloomington.Nieces; Kristine (Chris) Kunze, Tara Lamppa, Amy (Curt Wercinski) Rogge, Rheanne (Matt) Halliday, Megan (Kenny Johnson) Ryan (Adrian) Rogge-Gaitan.Nephews; Tom Rogge, Chan (Kristie) Rogge, John (Kristen) Rogge.Great nephew and nieces Olivia, Luke, Kasey, Cole, Bryce, Jack, Ella, Abby, Noah, Theo, Tyler, Zach, Lauren, Tristan, Jackson, Toby, Bradley, William, Lucas, Lily, several cousins, many friends and his beloved cat Spike.David was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Steve and Tom. Per his request, there will be no service. He requested that his ashes be scattered to the wind on the North Shore of Lake Superior where his heart remained throughout the years.We thank everyone involved in his medical care during his journey with MDS. He fought a good fight, and will be dearly missed.