Keith Roeser


Keith M. Roeser was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Spooner, Wis., to Helen and Donald Teegarden.  

After finishing high school Keith served in the Army for two years and 11 months, of which a full year was spent overseas. Keith was very proud to have served his country. During his service he trained as an electrician and he earned a sharpshooter ribbon.

Upon leaving the service Keith traveled cross country where he settled in South Dakota. He fell in love with the Black Hills but also met and fell in love with Darlene Fechner. Keith and Darlene were married in 1966 and decided to raise a family in Custer, S.D. The two were married for 50 years at the time of Darlene’s passing.

Keith was an accomplished logger, hunter and fisherman. He was very well known for his work ethic, humor and kindness which shows in the many stories that friends and family tell about Keith.

He was also the older brother to six sisterswhom he loved dearly. Keith would never miss a summer vacation to visit and spend time with his Wisconsin family and once he no longer could travel, many of his sisters would come to South Dakota to visit him multiple times a year. Upon anyone telling Keith that they loved him, his answer was always the same—he loved them more.

Keith died peacefully with his son at his side May 20, 2019, in Custer. He was 80. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Roeser of Custer; mother, Helen Teegarden; father, Donald Teegarden of Trego Wis., sister, Margie Teegarden of Chicago Ill., and brother-in-law, Ron Fechner of Custer.

Keith is survived by his children, Jerry Roeser of Custer and Terisa Enstad of Cedar Brook, N.J.; siblings, Patricia Teegarden,  Mary Nowaczyk, and Diane Teegarden, all of Trego; Sherri Teegarden of Spooner, Wis., and Effie Folkert of Spokane Wash., brother-in-law Jimmy Ray (Mary) Fechner of Custer; grandchildren Shae, Shannon and Matt Enstad;  and a number of adoring nieces and nephews.  

A funeral is scheduled for June 15 at 10 a.m. at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer with a reception to follow in the basement of the Custer VFW at noon. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Keith’s life. 

Condolences may be sent to Terisa and Jerry Roeser, 18 N Central Ave, Sicklerville NJ 08081 or at