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Roger Duane Frislie, 54

Roger Duane Frislie was born September 2, 1960, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Allison and Mildred (Vacura) Frislie, Sr., and passed away gently in his sleep April 6, 2015.  He attended schools in Wolf Point until he was 12 years of age and then in Greenbush, Minn., where he excelled in basketball and baseball, and appeared in the book of Who’s Who of High School Athletes, which he was very proud of.
He married Mary Ellen Gray Hawk and to this union came four children, and as she already had three children from a previous marriage, he helped to raise them as well.  They later divorced but remained friends until his passing.  In April 14, 2007, he married Jerri Lynn Smoker.
Roger worked at various jobs and farms as a ranch hand before moving back to Wolf Point and began working at A&S Tribal Industries in 1983.  He worked there for 13 years in various capacities such as a sander operator, welder, press mechanic, third shift supervisor, and finally in the smelting area, melting scrap aluminum into ingots to be sold.  He also was a truck driver for a period of time with his dad, Al.  He was a trusted and dedicated employee.  Roger met many lifelong friends during this time and continued their friendship until his death.
In his later years Roger worked at the Tribal Ranch as a ranch hand and especially enjoyed his job working cattle and riding horses.
Roger is survived by his wife Jerri, children John Martell, Jr., Unity (Alex Gwin) Martell, Felicia (Dave Mathison) Martell and Melissa (Michael) Horn, Patience and Derrick Frislie, all of Poplar, Mont., and Alison (Chad) Failing of El Paso, Texas; 7 granddaughters and 19 grandsons.  He is also survived by his mother Mildred Frislie of Roseau, Minn., sisters Karen (Brian) Trangsrud of Badger, Minn., and Minda (Jeff) Przekwas of Roseau, Minn.; brothers Allison (Renae) Frislie, Jr., of Lancaster, Minn., and Franklin (LaRae) Frislie of Badger, Minn., and numerous nieces and nephews all of Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his father Allison Frislie, sister Christie Bentow, and best friend Woodsy.
His hobbies included fishing, hunting, playing softball, barbequing and visiting his children and grandchildren.
Funeral services for Roger Duane Frislie were held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel.  Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point, Mont., was in charge of arrangements.

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