Roger Hjelle

Roger Dale Hjelle, age 86 of Hudson, formerly of Lake Minnetonka, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson.

Roger was born on August 28, 1928 in Mercer, North Dakota; the son of Bernhard and Cora (Smirl) Hjelle. For many years, Roger owned and operated Hjelle Insurance Agency in Wayzata, Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Anderson Hjelle; step-children, Robert (Laura) Bohrer, Paula (Steve) Chesley, Kirsten (Dan) Zell; grandchildren, Addie Jo (Kevin) Sharp, Max Bohrer, Rachel Chesley, Ryan Chesley, Alec Zell, Jack Zell; and several nieces and nephews. Roger is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mary Ann; siblings, Bruce, Walter, Margaret Ann; and his beloved Bichon dog, Oliver

Roger enjoyed time spent sailing on Lake Minnetonka or in Florida. Having a pilots license, he also enjoyed flying to visit clients thru-out the upper Midwest or hunting and fishing expeditions in the Yukon or Hudson Bay

A Celebration of Life for Roger will be Sunday, November 9th from 1pm to 5pm at his daughter’s residence; 37 Spyglass Place in Dellwood, Minnesota, 55110. Memorials are preferred to the Burnett County Humane Society; 7347 Midtown Road, Siren, Wisconsin, 54872.