Margaret Roehl

Margaret Roehl

Margaret Roehl, age 91, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the Milaca Elim Home.
Margaret Ursula Roehl was born June 12, 1922 to Alexander and Mary Ann (Biederman) Brunn. She attended the Saint Cloud Teachers College and graduated in 1942. After graduating from teachers college, she taught at several surrounding one-room country schools. She was united in marriage to William Roehl on June 17, 1947 at Saint Louis Catholic Church. She took some time off to raise eight children and then renewed her teaching certificate and taught again at Wildwood Country School and Milaca Elementary School.
She was noted for her Sunday chicken dinners, pink applesauce, homemade baked bread, hamburger goulash, and bread and butter pickles. She was an avid reader and she also enjoyed playing rummy royal with her grandkids. Margaret was a member of the Christian Mothers at Saint Louis and the McKinley Homemakers Group.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 66 years, William, of Milaca; children, Barb (Steve) Turner of Buffalo, Ted (Kathy) Roehl of Foreston, Diane (Duane) Nelson of Ramsey, Rose (Jay) Lunn of Cambridge, LuAnn (Ron) Elsner of Coon Rapids, Chuck Roehl of Milaca, John Roehl of Foley, Doris (Ron) Brandt of Sioux Falls, S.D.; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; brother Jim Brunn of Great Falls, Mont.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; seven sisters; and daughter-in-law, Deb Roehl.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Oct. 17 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Foreston. Serving as casketbearers were Shawn Turner, Brian Turner, Josh Nelson, Doug Nelson, Ryan Lunn, Greg Elsner, Nathan Roehl, and Alec Roehl. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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