Minnehaha Mandskor
Sioux Falls, SD

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Roger Amdahl

Roger Amdahl’s father got him to join the Mandskor in 1964, when he was 24 years old.  The veteran bass was born in Flandreau, SD, graduated from Trent High School, and enrolled at SDSU.  Joining the US Navy ended his time in college.  It was at the Telephone Company that he met his wife Dene.  She comes from Jefferson, SD.  Their 2 sons Darin and Brad are now married with children of their own, but when they were younger, Roger and Dene dropped Mandskor for 10 years to be available to attend their activities.  Both Roger and Dene are heavily involved with the chorus.  Roger might have a record for his successive years keeping the Mandskor financial books. 

The Amdahls winter in Mesa, AZ, where Roger sings in another chorus.  While they are in SD, Roger takes on occasional painting jobs and Dene works at the Falls Park Gift Shop.  They enjoy gardening and reading.