Robert W. Rovelstad

Robert W. Rovelstad
Robert W. Rovelstad, 89, of Vermillion, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at the Sanford Vermillion Hospital.

Robert was born Oct. 18, 1918 in Decorah, IA to Adolph and Blanche (Wollan) Rovelstad. He attended school in North Dakota, and graduated from UND with his law degree.

Bob married Lenora M. Baukol on May 30, 1942 in Noonan, ND and served in WWII. He was president of the Baukol-Noonan Lignite Inc. coal company for nearly 30 years and was a member of the American Legion in Noonan.

He is survived by his wife, Lenora of Vermillion; two daughters, Ann Settles of Vermillion and Sandra (David) Teigen of Brownsville, TX; and a brother, Homer (Phyllis) Rovelstad of Grand Forks, ND.

"Grandbob " is also survived by six grandchildren, Robert, William and John Settles, Barbara Teigen, Elizabeth Gagen and Donna Lilore, and seven great- grandchildren; Tanner, Teddi and Jack Settles, Anthony Lilore, Rowan Hilty and Brooke and Liam Gagen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Helen.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the United Church of Christ in Vermillion, with private family burial at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. For online condolences and obituary please visit

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