|Marjorie Elizabeth Roehrkasse, was born September 9, 1916, in Conroy, Iowa, the daughter of David and Rose Olson Frick. She graduated from Marengo High School and did 1 year post graduate work to receive her teaching certificate. She grew up in the Conroy and Marengo communities and moved to Williamsburg in 1940. On January 21, 1940, Marjorie was united in marriage to Laurence F. Roehrkasse, in Macon, Missouri. She taught rural school at Sumner #6 for 2 years, worked at the Central Iowa Telephone Co, Marengo for 2 years, worked part-time for ACT from 1978-1994 and was co-owner and operator at Roehrkasse Meat Company, Williamsburg. Marjorie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, where she was a past president of the Ladies Guild. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the V.F.W. Post #8797 Auxiliary. She was an avid bridge player and loved to travel, spending many winters snowbirding in south Texas. Marjorie’s four most important things in her life were her faith, family, friends and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Marjorie died on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at the Cottage Grove Place, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the age of 94 years. The family would like to thank the Cottage Grove Staff for the wonderful care given to Marjorie.
She is survived by her children: Sharon (Matthew) Kaschmitter of Coralville, IA, Larry (Karol) Roehrkasse of Stillwater, MN, John (Nancy) Roehrkasse of Urbandale, IA and Don (Ann) Roehrkasse of Hiawatha, IA; 8 grandchildren: Lisa (Randy) Vogel, Mark (Bronda) Kaschmitter, Olivia (Jeff) Hornig, Rachel (Mark) Rahn, Brian Roehrkasse and fiancé Megan Gerking, Dr. Tracey (Peder) Kopperud, Eric (Jenn) Roehrkasse and Michael (Haley) Roehrkasse; 9 great grandchildren: Luke Kaschmitter, Elizabeth Kaschmitter, Lleyton Hornig, Shale Hornig, Alijandra Rahn, Mark Rahn and Rebekah Roehrkasse, Lilliann Roehrkasse and Addison Roehrkasse. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Kathryn Froemming, and 3 brothers Dale, Max and John Frick.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. Pastor Carl Cloeter will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, February 11, from 4-7 PM at the Powell Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Williamsburg. Memorials are for the St. Paul Lutheran Church, the VFW Post #8797 Auxiliary and the Cottage Grove Place Foundation. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries. |