Rodger E. Chant, age 67, Cottonwood, S.D., died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his home.
Rodger E. Chant was born in Champaign, Ill., on December 10, 1944, the son of Rodger and Ruth (Sanders) Chant. Rodger was raised in South Dakota his whole life and attended White River schools in Mellette County. After high school, he attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, as well as school in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Rodger enjoyed outdoor sports, such as gold mining, geocaching, boating, hunting and fishing.
Roger was united in marriage to Judy on February 12, 1998, in Rapid City.