In Memory of

Dortha R. Roske

January 28, 1921 - August 19, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Dortha R. Roske 98, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at Accura HealthCare of Pomeroy.  Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor James Hoover Mossman officiating.  Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church until service time.  Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City.

     Dortha is survived by her children, Ronald Roske of Altoona, Kathy (Robert) Baker of Lanesboro, and Richard (Theresa) Roske of Twin Lakes; 10 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jean Jacobsen of Solon; half sister-in-law Fran Terry of Plain City, UT; and many neieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert; her parents, Cecil and Della VanWegen Hutzell; brother Paul Hutzell; and  sisters, Bette Skarin and Joyce Bowman.

     Dortha R. Hutzell Roske was born January 28, 1921 at Twin Lakes Township, Calhoun Co., Iowa.  She attended school through eighth grade at Twin Lakes #5, and graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1937.  On January 28, 1942 she was united in marriage to Robert William Roske at Jackson, Minnesota.  Following Robert’s military service in World War II, the couple farmed north of Rockwell City for many years.  In 1963, they moved into Rockwell City.  Dortha was very active in the community and worked for the Rockwell City Telephone Office, Union State Bank, Todd’s Clothing, Reed Jewelry, and Helen’s Hallmark. Robert passed away in 1975.  In 2000, Dortha made her home at Sunnyview Independent Living.  She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School, served on Church Council, and other various committees.  She also was a member of the Rockwell City Lion’s Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Twin Lakes Community Club, and WELCA.

SERVICES
Memorial Services
11:00 a.m. - Saturday
August 24, 2019
St. Paul's Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Pastor James Hoover Mossman
VISITATION
9:30 a.m. - Saturday
August 24, 2019
St. Paul's Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
MUSIC
Organist - Rachel Miller
INTERMENT
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa

Condolences

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8:52 PM
“Our sympathies to all the Roske families. Your mother was always so nice to everyone she met. ”
- Greg and Dee (Jones) Lange

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:22 PM
“My sympathies to Kathy and your families. Prayers to you all.”
- Becky Mohr

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 8:12 AM
“Our condolences to Ron, Kathy, Rich and all the family.
We both have fond memories of Dortha, the Mobergs at St. Paul’s and the Fryars being longtime family friends.
Dortha was a very special lady and we know how much she will be missed.
Steve & Carol Moberg
- Steve & Carol Moberg

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 9:22 PM
“Thinking of Dortha's family at this time of sorrow. Many good memories of Dortha and the good times we had together.”
- JANICE HANSON

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 4:07 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Dortha was a wonderful, caring person. A very special lady. ”
- Audrey and Tom McGinty

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“ We’re so sorry for your loss. We send our prayers for your entire family. Jan and Bill McClue”
- Jan an Bill McClue

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:45 AM
“My sympathy to you Kathy. May God grant you courage, strength and comfort as you walk through this sad time of your life. ”
- Marylyn L Gillespie

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:16 AM
“Many fond memories of your mom and the time our family spent with yours. Visited with your mom numerous times at Sunnyview. We always recalled times we spent together as neighbors on the farm.”
- Dennis Fryar

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:23 PM
“Love & understanding to all of you in your pain. Our Moms can now be laughing together again, in heaven and Bob will be waiting there to love her for eternity. I'll always love you all like my family. Peg”
- Peg Hemness

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:58 PM
“Hugs and prayers to you all. So sorry for your loss.”
- Sharon and Tim Glasnapp

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 6:07 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to you, Kathy and the rest of your family. Barbara and Bob Vander Linden. ”
- Barbara Johnson Vander Linden

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 3:49 PM
“RIP Dorthea you will be missed . Prayers to the families.”
- Sherry Cates


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