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January 27, 1992 – Saturday, August 6, 2011

Service Information
Eastman Hall, Flandreau, SD
Sunday, August 14, 2011
1:00 PM

Visitation Information
Eastman Hall, Flandreau, SD
Friday, August 12 & Saturday
4:00 PM

Michael Aaron Roy, “Ho Co’ Kan I’ Yaye (Goes to the Center) “Batman”, age 19, formerly of Flandreau, SD journeyed to the Spirit World unexpectedly at his home in St. Augustine, Florida where he was attending Flagler College majoring in business.

he was born on January 27, 1992 in Pipestone, Minnesota the son of Michael Patrick Roy and Merri Rederth.

Michael graduated from Flandreau High School in 2010. While in high school, he lettered in academics. He was very artistic, especially in sculpting and pencil drawings.

Michael enjoyed his time in St. Augustine where he was an exceptional student and active in school activities.

In his spare time, he wanted to learn to play the violin so he bought one and took lessons until his teacher said he thought he was a prodigy and should take lessons from a real violin teacher. He took dancing classes at The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in St. Augustine, which he excelled at and appeared in several competitions and charity events. He also learned to surf while he was in Florida.

Michael loved minature golf, video games, reading, cooking and baking. He one day hoped to own his own restaurant.

Michael leaves behind his mother: Merri Rederth (Zachariah Almond) of Flandreau; his father: Michael Roy of Flandreau; a brother: Zachariah; two sisters: Gabriell and Zea all of Flandreau; his grandmother: Sherilyn Rederth of Sioux Falls; grandfather: Harold “Buzz” Rederth of Flandreau; aunts & uncles: Michele RedEarth, Kim RedEarth (Art Schmidt), Kelly Ormseth, Laura Rederth all of Flandreau and Andrea Rederth of Sioux Falls, Jean Paul Roy Sr and Miles Roy both of Flandreau; many cousins and his extended family in St. Augustine, The Arthur Murray Dance Team and his best friend Sean Bridges Jr.

Preceded in death by his paternal great grandparents: Jerry & Patricia Roy; and by uncles: Josh and Ted Roy.

Funeral services for Michael Aaron Roy will be held Sunday, August 14th at 1:00 PM at Eastman Hall in Flandreau, SD. Reverend Lorenzo Duane Shields will officiate.

Drum Group will be “Buffalo Lake Singers.”

All night wakes will be held on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 beginning at 4:00 PM at Eastman Hall in Flandreau, SD. Service will be held at 7:00 PM each evening.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Sean Bridges Jr., Konrad Roy, Darren Roy, Gerald Roy, Aaron Fisherman, Travis Anderson, Joseph Hansen and Derek Anderson.

Casket Bearers will be DeSean Bernard, Colin Ormseth Jr, Zach Almond, J.C. Fisherman, Scott Anderson Jr, Daniel Wiechers and Kenny Weston.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN is serving the family.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lisa Rosheim

    I am so sorry to hear about Michael. I am sending prayers your way.

  2. Rhea Strutz, Bill Canku

    So sorry for your loss. Michael was a wonderful, intelligent person. He grew up and graduated with our daughter Payton. We will always remember him. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  3. Diane Lundquist (Wettestad)

    Sherilyn; I am so sorry to read about your grandson. I have wanted to connect with you. Please email.

  4. Dr. Laura Davis-Keppen

    Deepest sympathies during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. I was very fond of Michael.

  5. Haley Rederth

    Rest in Peace, Michael. Miss you.

  6. merri kaye rederth

    I miss you so much, Michael. Your children with her would have been beautiful. I hope she’s ok. She probably is…people are kinda fickle. I wish you would have made it here. The Flandreau Santee Sioux tribal councils are a dangerous joke. Infinity + infinity + infinity…I love you. I’m sorry you needed insulin to live and Sanford wouldn’t help us. I disliked Dr. Laura Keppen from Seattle a lot.

  7. merri kaye rederth

    I still don’t accept Michael’s death…

  8. merri kaye rederth

    The words sherilyn sue wettestad/rederth wrote for Michael’s memorandum were all wrong…but whatever..she did the best she could I guess…the bleep.


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