David L. Rogne, age 64, of Watertown, passed away at his home Wednesday, June 7, 2017, after a courageous battle with multiple health issues.
He was born July 13, 1952, in Minneapolis, to Levi and Zetta (Keesling) Rogne.
Dave graduated from Minnetonka High School, and pursued a machining degree at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. He then went to work for Washington Scientific in Long Lake; eventually leaving to go to work for Metro Transit.
Dave was a proud Metro Transit Operator for 22 and one-half years. He was a member of the ATU Local 1005.
A loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Dave had a good sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing and going to Canterbury Park to watch horse racing. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events, especially sporting events.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; and beloved wife of 40 years, Linda.
He is survived by sons, Trace (Becky) Hansen, Ross (Allison) Hansen, Heath (Tennille) Hansen, Shane (Shari) Hansen, and Reed (Nicole) Rogne; grandchildren Addison Rogne, Wyatt Hansen, Connor Rogne, and Ethan Hansen; sisters Barb Rogne, Kris Rogne, Karen Rogne, and Mary (Matthew) Skinner; mother-in-law Beverly Hewitt; brothers-in-law Steven (Judy) Hewitt, and Mark (Renee) Hewitt; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service took placve Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. There was a gathering of family and friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.
Arrangements were with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.