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Funeral services will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM (Mountain).

Wall Community Center
Wall, South Dakota

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In memory of

Joseph David Roeder

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Monday, October 9, 2017 at his home in Wall at the age of 30

Joseph "Joey" David Roeder passed away unexpectedly in his home on October 9, 2017. During his 30 years on earth, Joey touched many lives and was loved by all who met him. Joey had such a way of lighting up any room he walked into with his authentic, infectious smile and genuine presence.

Joey was born on August 8, 1987 in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he grew up and graduated from Oak Creek High School in 2005 before making his way to Spearfish, SD where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Black Hills State University in 2014. Joey spent the past 10 years as an invaluable asset to the world famous, Wall Drug in Wall, SD.

Joey was blessed with two beautiful children who he was so proud of and excited for every day, Eli (4) and Abbi (2). He is survived by his mother and step-father, Christina and Mark Lister; his sister and soon to be brother-in-law, Stacie Roeder and Miguel Garza; his grandparents, David and Carolyn Roeder; his grandmother, Susan Young; his adoring aunts and uncles, Gary and Jenni Nichols, Mark and Lisa Birmingham, and Michael and Julie Roeder; cousins Canon and Morgan Roeder and Lukas Birmingham; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Joey’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20 at the Community Center in Wall.

“Grief never ends… But it changes. It’s a passage not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love” ~Author Unknown~

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Wall Community Center
Wall, South Dakota

Pastor Russell Masartis

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

  • I knew Joey through my work as the technician working on the alarm system in Wall Drug. He was always smiling, like he loved the job and the people he interacted with. He always found a way of getting me a maple donut and a drink for the road. I moved to Sioux Falls to pursue a different career and meant to stop in just to see how everyone is doing while occasionally commuting to Rapid City . . . but I never did. I would consider Joey more of a friend than a customer, he had that kind of personality. I am sorry that I never got to know him better. To his family . . . I'm sorry for you loss; though I may not have known Joey well, I'm betting he was a loving husband, a caring father, a wonderful son, and an awesome brother . . . because he was always cool with me. Joey, you will be missed, friend, and you and your family will always be in my prayers. God bless. ~ Mike Fairbrother Sioux Falls, SD (12/13/2017)
  • Joey you were my first grandchild and born on my birthday, you will always be in a special place in my heart. You will be missed by so many but at peace now. ~ Susan Young Gilbert, AZ (10/24/2017)
  • P.S. I wish I could have been at your memorial.<3 ~ Michaela Bryan Minnesota (10/21/2017)
  • Dear Christina and Mark, My heart aches that you have lost a child, a tragedy that no one wants to imagine being part of their lives. Your parents hearts ache not only for Joey but for both of you as well as his sister. Be kind to yourselves in the days ahead and love those sweet young children who have been left without their father. Cherish your good, loving memories. Smile when you can. Cry when you must. Praying for all who loved JO
    ~ Marilyn Mooney , 1007 N. Blue Spruce Cir. Hartland wi. 53029 (10/20/2017)
  • Joey, I love you so much! You were the greatest nephew. I remember baby sitting you when I was a teenager. You were always so happy when I was holding you. We would spend hours watching MTV. Music made you smile and laugh.
    I am so proud of the man you grew into. So smart, loving, caring and a great father. Rest in peace Joe, I love you. Say Hi to Grandma!
    ~ Lisa Birmingham Colorado (10/20/2017)
  • Joey was an awesome guy to work with. I remember when you first started with that mop of curly hair. You were so young. You became the go to guy and never asked anyone to do something that you would not do yourself. You were a great dad and so proud of your kids. You are missed. ~ Bobbie Jo Barnes Wall SD (10/19/2017)
  • I had the privilege of knowing Joey for a short time as his attorney. Joey's focus was always his children and how he could better their lives. Your children are your legacy and they will always know how much you loved them. ~ Cathy Mattson Rapid City SD (10/18/2017)
  • I only knew for a short time. My heart goes out to all you touched. I have your book. I'm still reading it and I will get that book review and essay. Here is to Balto. Rest in peace, as I'm not quite there yet. ~ Michaela Bryan Minnesota (10/18/2017)
  • Joey, you are one of the 'unforgettables of Wall' as my mind puts it. You had such radiance about you that nothing could steal and I am still reeling from hearing about your passing. I am honored to have met you. Rest in peace, Joey. You are truly missed. ~ Shanice Campbell Jamaica 🇯🇲 (10/17/2017)
  • There are no words for the love, memories, adventures we shared with Joe since first day of his birth on as his grateful, adoring grandparents, always ready with Joe stories! Thank God we were with him recently in Texas, Wall, and Wisconsin. Amazing, kind-hearted grandson, who will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Stacie was the perfect sister for him and for us to also share Joey experiences with. God Bless! ~ Carolyn and David Roeder Frisco, Texas (10/17/2017)
  • Joey you are greatly loved! What a wonderful smile. It is incredibly sad to loose you at such a young age. I am confident that your Great Grandma Helen Jean is holding you. My heart aches for your family. ~ Diana Wheelock -Menomonee Falls, WI (10/17/2017)
  • Caring, authentic and energetic are a few words that comes close to describing you because you were special and definitely one of a kind. This summer was a great summer for many of us simple because of you. You made us feel appreciated for the work we did and you were always there to help when we called no matter how simple the problem was. We have lost a good soul but the memories of you will live on in us forever. I learnt alot of life long lessons from you through our daily interactions and I was definitely looking forward to seeing you again but, God had his plans for you so sleep in peace my friend. Until we meet again #One_Love. You'll be missed Joey. ~ Clive Jamaica (10/17/2017)
  • Joey, I just need you to know how much I love and miss you.I know when I fell in love with your mom I knew it was a package deal. I was so scared because I never raised children before. I knew I was a hard worker and I never gave up on anything. The day you asked me to read a book to you I was terrified because I don't know how to read or write very good. But you were so smart and helped me get through the hard words and we continued on with the rest of the book. I think you knew I wasn't that good at that stuff but you never made fun of me or made me feel stupid and you were only 6 or 7. I love you for that. Your mom and I have enjoyed watching you grow up into a wonderful man and an amazing father. You have 2 beautiful children who will always know how much there father loved them and how special they are to you.I am not sure why god decided to take you so soon from us, but he must of needed you for a reason and he couldn't have a better man for the job. Joey please watch over all of us. We will always remember the good memories that we have all shared, I love Son. ~ mark lister joey and stacie,s step dad oak creek, wi (10/17/2017)
  • To my son I loved you before I ever meant you and always will .There will miss you forever .I hope you found peace Love mom ~ christina Lister milwaukee wi (10/17/2017)
  • I can't believe it's been a week since your passing. I am thankful for the years we shared in each other's lives as well as the experiences and memories made. We gave most of our twenties to each other and for that I am thankful. We definitely had good times and those will always be remembered. We are blessed with two beautiful children who have such a loving dad and will continue to feel that love. We know you've found peace. Eli and Abbi send their love. ~ Mary Roeder Wall, SD (10/17/2017)
  • Love you Joe. You smile will always remembered ~ David Czubin Athens, GA (10/14/2017)
  • We didn't know Wall Drug had waiters or waitresses but on several occasions Joey brought our breakfast over with a lovely smile because we didn't hear our name called. He was truly a joy and will be greatly missed. ~ Sandra Feller Wall, South Dakota (10/13/2017)
  • Joey,
    We always shared that typical sibling love. I will always remember the times we shared growing up and the countless arguments we would get into. Being only two and half years apart, we drove mom crazy! Throughout school I was always known as “Joe’s little sister.” I still run into people that you graduated with 12 years ago and when I mention our last name, they always smile and say, “I remember Joe!” I always admired how smart, independent, carefree, and selfless you were. I hope you are at peace Joey and looking over the family now. I promise to always be there as a godmother to Eli and aunt to Abbi. Love you Joey!
    ~ Stacie Roeder Wisconsin (10/13/2017)
  • Joey was an exceptional person, always smiling and with a great sense of humor. We met during my summer in Wall way back in 2006 and it was a great time together in Wall, Oak Creek and Chicago. Will miss you much buddy. Rest in peace. ~ Viacheslav Kiev, Ukraine (10/13/2017)
  • Joey, it's still hard to accept that you've left us all but you'll never be forgotten. Working with you was enlightening and I will always remember our little talks and the times you'll make a joke just so I smile or laugh when I'm having a bad day. You were an amazing person and you have touched a lot of hearts. Sleep in peace my friend. ~ Lashana Jamaica (10/13/2017)
  • My sweet Nephew how you will be missed. From birth your smile warmed my heart. You had a tender soul along with a great sense of humor. When you put your mind something you always achieved it. Your carefree attitude made you magnet for others. Rest in peace my sweet nephew. ~ Jenni Nichols Laveen, Arizona (10/13/2017)
  • Whenever Joey walked into the Powerhouse he brought a smile and a laugh. He will be missed. ~ Dave Jones Wall (10/12/2017)
  • My first summer in Wall was a great summer, made even more memorable by Joey's kindhearted nature, his goofy attitude and his contagious laugh. He always knew how to make everyone feel welcome and to feel important at their job. I shall miss seeing the goofy grin and mismatched shirt and ties when I visit my second home, Wall. God be with you til we meet again Joey. ~ Khyleigh Idaho (10/12/2017)
  • Arizona ~ Randy and Cindy Harris Apache Junction (10/12/2017)
  • We didn't always get along.Whatever I did - it was never good enough. You were always asking for more. And I was young and couldn't understand at the time that your "Well done Ivana" meant a lot. Cause it was rare but honest. And for that i respected you; although I may have never told you that.
    I grew up and realised that we were so similar. And that similarity was pulling us apart. We were like two magnets pushing away from each other when on the same side. That's what happened to you and I when we were in the same room. Sharing a shift with you was the hardest thing for 22 year old Ivana. But today I remembered you and all that came back were the good thoughts and memories in my head. Remembered that contagious smile of yours. And the never ending energy you possessed. You were always in a hurry and always running around. May your soul rest in piece now. Hope you're in a better place Joey! #walldrugfamily
    ~ Ivana Macedonia (10/12/2017)
  • Working with you was great.. i remember on my first year when you told me good job sashauna and it meant a lot coming from you. Always have a smile on his face and always ready to help no matter what. Really sad you are gone but you will never be forgotten.... ~ Sashauna wint Jamaica (10/12/2017)
  • Joey, for the short time I interacted with you I must say it is a pleasure. You are gone but not forgotten. Your presence will be missed. Working at wall drug, it was evident how valuable you were. I saw it and I am sure that other workers and customers have come to know the helpless vibrancy you exude. You are a gem. Rest in peace. ~ Monique Graham Jamaica (10/12/2017)
  • So sorry for all of Joey’s family and friends. I didn’t know him well, but always appreciated his smile and genuine kindness. I’ll be praying for you all. ~ Jill Reinert Wall, SD (10/12/2017)
  • While living in Wall, we often would see this young man with the most beautiful smile.He would just light up the room. My you rest in piece.
    ~ Leslie & Kay Williams Lincoln NE. (10/12/2017)
  • May God's loving embrace heal Joey and all his loved ones ~ Eileen and Kent Jordan Wall SD (10/11/2017)