Funeral services for Donald Roecker of Manning will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manning with burial at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manning.
Visitation is after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manning, which is in charge of arrangements. A rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. and a prayer service will be held at 7:30 on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Roecker, 73, died Sunday at; the Carroll Manor Nursing Home in Carroll.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Hunter) Roecker of Manning; a daughter, Sandie Roecker of Manning; a grand-daughter; a great- granddaughter; two sisters, Edna Schroeder of Westside and Norma Rowedder of Schleswig; his step-mother, Lavina Roecker of Denison; three stepbrothers, Norbert Roecker of Denison; Marvin Roecker of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kenneth Roecker of Schleswig; and a step-sister, Charla Knapp of Plattsmouth, Nebr.
ROENFELDT, Hans Detlef
December 3, 1899 Clinton Herald:
Hans Roenfeldt, a well known farmer residing near the 9 mile house, died this morning of kidney disease, from which he suffered for a long time, aged 65 years. He is survived by a wife and three sons and five daughters. The funeral will be held at the late home Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock. Born 25 August, 1834 in Holstein, Germany
ROENNAU, JoAnn Kathleen
Denison Bulletin, April 9, 2002, page 13
JoAnn Kathleen Grau was born March 17, 1935, the daughter of Asmus and Marie Mueller Roennau. She died Thursday, March 28, 2002 at the Alegent Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of sixty-seven.
JoAnn was born in Denison, Iowa and was baptized in Christ, September 22, 1935 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, March 10, 1949. She received her education at the Denison Community Schools.
On June 22, 1952, JoAnn was united in marriage to Alfred Grau in Denison. The couple made their home in Manning unti9l moving to Denison in 1956. JoAnn was first and foremost a mother. After her children were raised, she started working at Montgomery Ward until the Denison store closed. She subsequently worked at Eventide for several years. She was very active with her children and their activities, and was involved with little league baseball for 12 years, Cub Scout den mother for 12 years, Girl Scout leader and 4-H leader for 3 years each.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Leonard Marquardt. Survivors include her husband, Alfred of Denison; four sons, David of Aurelia; Doug and his wife, Lauri of Vienne, Virginia; Randy and his wife, Kristi of San Diego, California; Donovan and his wife, Susan of Sioux City, Iowa; and one daughter, Dawn Jessen and her husband, Arwood of Aurelia, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Ryan West of Linn Grove, Iowa; Randy Jessen of Aurelia, Iowa; Tal and Dylan Grau of Sioux City, Iowa; Erika and Kyle Grau of Vienna, Virginia; Nicholas and Nathan Grau of San Diego, California; two sisters, Donnabelle Massman and her husband, Verle of Westside and Darlene Ernst of Schleswig.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Kurt Kaiser and Rev. David Sewing officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig, Iowa. Karen Kahl provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Eldon Hardekopf singing "Be Not Afraid", "On Eagle's Wings" and "Here I Am, Lord" and congregational hymn "The Old Rugged Cross". Pallbearers were: Michael Massman, Richard Hamman, Arwood Jessen, Randy Jessen, Dylan Grau, Ryan West, Vic Malone, and Tal Grau. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Dorcas Society. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
Monday, June 11, 1917 Clinton, Iowa Herald, Page 6:
Bertha Rossway Carstens, 40 years old, died Saturday evening at 7 o'clock at Agatha hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Carstens was born October 14, 1877 in Benton county, Iowa. She came to Clinton in 1906 to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Emma Carstens. September 25, 1907, she was united in marriage with C. N. Carstens, who survives her. Left also is her father, Jacob Rossway; three brothers, Jacob jr., Samuel and George, all of Belle Plaine; and four sisters, Mrs. Rose Hanse, Belle Plaine; Mrs. Josie Wood, Van Horn; Mrs. Eva Jenks, Hammond, Ind.; and Mrs. Emma Carstens, 1214 Dunham avenue, Clinton. The funeral will be held at the home, 1018 Liberty street, Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. S. Leamer will officiate.
ROTHE, Elmer Frederick Louis
Elmer Frederick Louis Rothe was born July 15, 1918 in Hanover Township the son of William and Emma Nemitz Rothe.
He was raised and attended school in the Schleswig area.
He was baptized and later confirmed on March 29, 1931 into the Lutheran faith.
Elmer married Anna Marie Heide of Denison on April 16, 1942 at Rockport, Missouri; they made their home in Denison, Iowa most of their forty seven years of married life.
To this marriage they brought six children out of love.
Elmer is remembered by his friends for his many years of service at the Deep Rock gas station.
He died on Saturday morning, July 29, 1989 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital, having attained the age of 71 years, and 14 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; Edgar, Herbert, and Ervin; one sister Laura. He is survived by his loving wife Anna; six children; Rodonna and her husband Fred Neumann of Westside; Ron and his wife Patricia of Denison; Jane Marie of Westside; David Allen of Denison; Roger Louis of Denison; and Debra Sue of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Also surviving are five grandchildren; Greg and his wife Darla Neumann of Manning; Randy and his wife Monica Neumann; Kevin and Ryan Neumann all of Westside; and Tina Rothe of Denison; five great grandchildren; one sister, Lydia Darling of Fort Dodge; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
ROTNICKE, Dale Richard
The Mapleton Press
January 15, 2004
Dale R. Rotnicke, age 65 of Mapleton, Iowa, died Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at Sioux City, Iowa.
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 10 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Pastor Scott Fiege officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mapleton, with military honors by the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton.
Norma Jean Dose was the organist for the service and Sharon Kruse, soloist, sang "You'll Never Walk Alone". Congregational hymns were "I'm But A Stranger Here", "Rock of Ages" and "Just As I Am".
A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Dale Richard Rotnicke was born January 31, 1938 in rural Danbury, Iowa, the son of Frank and Elsie (Wessel) Rotnicke.
He was baptized into the Lutheran Faith and confirmed in April of 1953 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton.
He attended school in Danbury.
In 1956, Dale entered the United States Army, serving until 1958.
On October 18, 1959, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Rohde at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
The couple moved east of Mapleton where they farmed for 12 years.
It was during this time that their three children were born.
They then moved to a farm south of Mapleton where they farmed until 1990 when they moved into Mapleton.
Dale and Phyllis owned and operated the D and P Lounge in Mapleton for eight years.
Dale was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton as well as the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton.
He liked bowling, and playing cards and really enjoyed fishing.
He loved his family and especially his grandchildren.
Dale worked, lived and loved hard, living life to its fullest.
Those survivors left to cherish his memory include Phyllis, his wife of 44 years; two sons and their wives, Ron and Lisa Rotnicke of Turin, Iowa and their four children, Scout, Kade, Gage, and Ariel and Mick and Kris Rotnicke of Mapleton, Iowa and their two children, Korey and Kelsey; one daughter and her husband, Shelly and Larry Boyle of Danbury, Iowa; two sisters, Loretta Reimers of Schleswig, Iowa and Kay Ingram and her husband, Roger, of Mapleton, Iowa along with other relatives and many good friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one half sister, Elsie Sievers.
Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren, Korey Rotnicke, Kelsey Rotnicke, Scout Rotnicke, Kade Rotnicke, Gage Rotnicke, Ariel Rotnicke. Pallbearers were Russ Reed, Daryl Ingram, Tim Rohde, Jim Fried, Marvin Kruse and Howard Kruse.
Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.
Frank Rotnicke, son of Frans and Margaret Rotnicke, was born September 20, 1888 in Germany, and died April 10, 1962 at his home following an illness of several months.
He was 73 years, six months and 20 days old.
Mr. Rotnicke came to the United States in 1906 and settled in the Schleswig, Iowa community.
He worked as a farm laborer in the Danbury and Schleswig communities until his marriage.
After marriage he and his wife farmed and reside din Woodbury and Monona counties in the Danbury and Mapleton vicinity.
For the last six years they resided on a farm nine miles northeast of Mapleton.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Loretta) Reimers of Schleswig; Mrs. Roger (Kay) Ingram of Mapleton, and one son, Dale of Mapleton; four grandsons; one sister, Victoria residing in Poland. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.
Services were held Friday, April 13, 1962 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church with Rev. E. E. Greene officiating. Pallbearers were: Earl Otto, Lawrence Otto, Paul Kinney, Harlan Schlinz, D???y Fitspatrick and Kline Ely.