March 7, 1984 - June 13, 2019
Sean Rooks, age 35, of Rapid City, SD, entered the Spirit World on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Escondido, CA as a result of an auto/pedestrian accident. A Rosary Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hot Springs, SD. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 22 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with Fr. Grant Gerlach as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, SD Sean Alexander Rooks was born on March 7, 1984 to Charles and Rose Rooks at the Pine Ridge Hospital, Pine Ridge, SD. He was the third son for Charlie and Rose, with Ryan and Geno being his older brothers. He was later followed in birth by his sister, Natalie, brother John-Paul and youngest sister, Gracie. He attended elementary schools at Oelrichs and Hot Springs, and High School in Hot Springs. He later received his GED in the U.S. Navy. Sean struggled with some of Life’s difficult burdens, but he always clung to the love of Jesus in the Catholic Faith that he was baptized into, and he had a deep devotion to the Mother of God, our Blessed Mother Mary. In a conversation with his Dad shortly before his passing, he said: “Dad, I know my life has been a difficult struggle with some very hard things in my life, and it’s been a disappointment in many ways, but I know more than anything that God loves me and sees the love that I have for Him when I help other people in need like myself.” And that is the testament of God’s love to us in the life of Sean. He loved. Sean is survived by his daughter, Lucia Nelson, Eugene, OR, his parents, Charlie & Rose Rooks of Rapid City, brothers, Ryan Rooks, Boise Idaho, Eugene “Geno” Rooks, Denver, CO, and John-Paul Rooks, Williston, ND. Sisters, Natalie Rooks of Denver, CO and Grace Rooks of Ft. Collins, CO., as wells as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sean Rooks, age 35, of Rapid City, SD, entered the Spirit World on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Escondido, CA as a result of an auto/pedestrian accident. A Rosary Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Anthony's... View Obituary & Service Information
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