On Sunday, July 5th a one vehicle crash on Highway 17 took the life of Roger Almond, a long-time City employee. The South Dakota Highway Patrol reported that Almond was driving south on South Dakota Highway 17 near Lennox. The vehicle traveled across the roadway, started to enter the east ditch and hit a delineator pole (a construction pole). The Highway Patrol said the driver then over corrected. The vehicle traveled back across the roadway and into the west ditch where it rolled. Almond was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife Peggy sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. She was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. The Highway Patrol said both occupants were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor. Other agencies responding were the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lennox police and fire departments.
Roger went to work for the City of Lennox in 1979. As the City’s Water Superintendent, he was an expert in the field and if anyone had a question or concern regarding municipal water, Roger was the man to call.
“There was nobody more dedicated to his job or looking to the future of what needed to be done,” said Lennox Mayor Orville Wiebers.
“He was always thinking about the City’s side of things, looking out for the best interest of Lennox,” continued Wiebers. “He didn’t look for shortcuts—he did it the way it was supposed to be done.”
Like many in town, Wiebers considered Roger a friend—one who will be deeply missed.
Dindot-Klusmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Click here for the full obiturary.
Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at Good News Church, Sioux Falls. Visitation will be Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. with the family present, at Dindot-Klusmann Funeral Home, Lennox. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers.