Roy Vander Waerdt
June 23, 1948 - July 31, 2020
Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Tuesday, August 4 from 5-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: A memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m Tuesday, August 4th at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Roy Wayne Vander Waerdt, age 72, died Friday, July 31, 2020 at his home in Worthing, SD with family by his side. Visitation, with family present, will be Tuesday, August 4 from 5-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Roy was born on June 23, 1948 to Harry and Gladys (Edman) Vander Waerdt in Canton, SD. He attended school in Canton, SD. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a crew chief on a medevac helicopter. He married Betty Geveshausen on October 7, 1967 in Beresford, SD. The couple lived in Sioux Falls before moving to Worthing, SD in 1974, where he resided until his death.
Roy spent 40 years working in the feed plant at Golden Sun Feeds. He was an avid gun collector and enjoyed shooting with friends.
Roy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty of Worthing, SD; daughter, Lori Vander Waerdt of Kansas City, MO; sons, Corey (Stephanie) of Collinsville, OK, Troy of Worthing, SD, Brian (Amy) of Sioux Falls, SD, and Justin (Karissa) of Harrisburg, SD; 12 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Amy, Caitlyn, Hayden, Titan, Tori, Adam, Lucy, Lincoln, Emily, Jamison, and Collin; 3 great-grandchildren: Jacob, Jentry, and Jaxon; sisters, Linda Meyers (Dr. Harry Evans) of Longview, TX, and Vickie (Doug) Griese of Sioux Falls, SD; brother, Daniel of Sioux Falls, SD; along with numerous extended relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother.
Roy’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the VA and Compassionate Care Hospice for the loving care given to Roy.