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Roger Cavanaugh

Roger Cavanaugh, 72, of Devils Lake, ND passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.

Roger Vincent Cavanaugh was born on June 4, 1950 to Christine (Court) Cavanaugh and Jesse Cavanaugh in Devils Lake, ND.  Roger went to school at St. Michael, Fort Totten and then Wahpeton.  He then worked construction for a time and then went to Brunswick and then D.T.I.  He moved to St. Paul and lived there for a time and had 3 daughters.  He moved back to Fort Totten and met Lynda Lacroix and had a son Waldren Lacroix (Wally Boy).  He was employed as a cook assistant for the elderly program until medical issues.  He then retired and resided in Devils Lake assisted living.  

He is survived by his daughter, Christine of Aneta; son, Waldren of Fargo; sisters, Frances (Terry) Halsey of St. Michael, Darlene (Michael) Cavanaugh of Grand Forks, Delta Nelson of Minnesota and Carol Cavanaugh of Devils Lake; favorite aunt, Catherine Howard and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Roger is preceded in death by his daughters, Dawn Demarrias and Jessica Demarrias; parents, Jesse & Christine Cavanaugh; granddaughter, Cynthia Stone; 4 brothers and 3 sisters and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers:  Marcus Curley ~ Ivan Lovejoy Sr. ~ Roman Cavanaugh ~ Ralph Peoples ~ Jacob Wasacase ~ Jonah Bjornson

Honorary Bearers: Eventide Nursing Home, Vanessa Cavanaugh & Family, Myra Person & Family, Doll Smith & Family, Former Employees of Good Sam Nursing Home, Marilyn Thompson & Family, Catherine Touche, Brendon Belgarde, Glenn Wallace & Family and all of Roger’s Family and Friends.  Sorry if we have forgotten anyone during this difficult time, it was not intentional.


Roger’s Visitation will be Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 8:00AM – 9:45AM, followed by the Final Review at 9:45AM and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM all at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, ND.

His Burial will be at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, St. Michael, ND at a later date.

Posted Condolences:


  1. RIP Roger, tell all our relatives we miss them. Doksha

  2. RIP we Love you Uncle/Grandpa Roger! from Kimmy and Lydia and all your grandkids.

  3. Uncle Roger, I’m going to miss you. You never judged me, just enjoyed our time together as always. May journey home be highly blessed. I honestly can’t wait to see you again Uncle Roger. You are my true family, I pray to be as humble as you were. Love you my uncle.

  4. Fly High Uncle Roger. Love Always. Sure gonna miss our visits!!!


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