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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Daniel Luther Rootes
June 13, 1950 - February 24, 2020

Place of Birth: Hibbing, MN
Residence: Miles City, MT formerly of Sidney, MT
Age: 69

Daniel Rootes passed away peacefully with his wife, daughter and son-in-law by his side on February 24th, 2020 in Billings, Mt.
Dan was born on June 13th, 1950 in Hibbing, MN. He grew up in Kitzville and later attended high school in Hibbing, where he excelled in academics and music. It was here that he met his future wife, Sue. Sue and Dan were united in marriage on February 7th, 1970. Shortly after, he joined the Army. During his enlistment he proudly served in Vietnam. Upon returning stateside, he worked as a mechanic for J&L Steel on the Iron Range and as an insurance salesman for Mutual of Omaha in Grand Rapids. Spurred by a desire for change, he left his beloved Minnesota and moved to Sidney, MT where he began a long career at Holly Sugar. He worked hard, eventually moving up to Maintenance Supervisor. In 1999, Dan medically retired following a stroke. Dan and Sue moved to Glyndon, MN, where they resided for several years before he moved into the Veterans Home in Glendive. Later he moved to the Veterans Home in Miles City, where he resided at the time of his passing.
Dan enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and singing with Sarah, bird hunting on the backroads of Minnesota, camping with the family, woodworking, listening to the Twins, watching the Vikings, handing out candy, calling Bingo, volunteering at the soup kitchen, and advocating for fellow veterans. His greatest joy came from time spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents Ardelle and Luther Rootes, and siblings Carol and Kim.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Rootes of Fargo, ND, children Dan (Kristal) Rootes of Elko New Market, MN, Jennifer (Dan) Rootes of Fargo, ND, Jason (Michelle) Rootes of Wasilla, AK, Sarah (Nick) Hegel of Beach, ND, and grandchildren Victoria, Alexandria, Patrick, Lindsay, Cash, Linken, Lukas, and Lizzie.

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Alice Brittian (Glendive , MT)
Feb 26, 2020
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Don Badt (Billings , MT)
Feb 26, 2020
Sue and Family, Please know that You are in Thoughts and Prayers. May God Continue To Guide, Protect and Bless You Now and Always.
Violet Tharp (Sidney)
Feb 26, 2020
Sue and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you feel God's presence as he wraps you in his arms.
Becky and Jody Heinle (PARK CITY, Mt)
Feb 26, 2020
Sue and kids, sending prayers and hugs...
Lynn & Linda Powers (Sidney)
Feb 27, 2020
Sue and Family, our sincere condolences, Dan was one heck of a guy. Will always cherish the time we work together and visiting with him in Glendive. May he Rest In Peace.
Mark & Sherry Anderson (Sidney, Montana)
Feb 27, 2020
Sue & family sorry
Jenny Pierce (Glendive, MT)
Feb 27, 2020
Prayers to Dan's family. Glad he is able to rest easily and be able to smoke and have a drink when he wants. He was a good guy and a hoot when we were both at EMVH .
Sharon and Jim Nelson (Billings, Montana)
Feb 27, 2020
Sue, may Dan rest in peace. He was a joy to work with. So sorry for you and your family that he was ill for so many years. Prayers for all of you.
Tom and Anita Scheetz (Sidney, MT)
Feb 28, 2020
Loads of hugs and prayers. Happy memories will keep him forever in your hearts.
Betty Vail (Miles City, MT)
Feb 28, 2020
I always enjoyed visiting with Dan at the VA. He was a gentle and pleasant man. Always interested in learning names and visiting. He will be missesd.
David E. Boyd Sr (Poplar , Montana )
Feb 29, 2020
Farewell Dan
SSG David E. Boyd Sr.
Annabelle Heiser (Helena, Montana)
Mar 3, 2020
Sue and family, Please know you are in my prayers.
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