Jane Roehr, age 69 of Milbank died December 20, 2017, at the Ortonville Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 23 at 1:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Milbank. Rev. Dr. DeVern Schwenn and Rev. Thom Bowsher will officiate. Burial will be in the Milbank City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 22, at Mundwiler Funeral Home from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service. Music will be provided by Sheila Dailie, organist, and Bobbi Jo Meyer, vocalist. Casket bearers will be: Jon Kampen, Bob Frink, David Gonzenbach, Derek Gonzenbach, Mark Bierschbach, Tom Wilson, and Bob Lundeen.
Jane Wise Roehr was born on July 12, 1948, in Milbank, SD. She was the only child of Carl and Vilas (Bracht) Wise. Jane grew up in Milbank and graduated from Milbank High School with the Class of 1966. She continued her education at Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD. She earned a degree in elementary education and began teaching second grade in Willmar, MN. Jane taught school for several years before returning to Milbank to continue her teaching career.
Jane was united in marriage with Ron Roehr on June 26, 1976, in Milbank. They made their home in Milbank and were blessed with a daughter, Alison.
Jane had a strong faith and was devoted to service at Central United Methodist Church. Jane made everyone feel special with her welcoming heart, engaging personality and infectious laugh. She truly had a zest for life. She enjoyed entertaining and loved to cook. She was always trying new recipes and never let you leave her home hungry. She was proud of her Milbank roots and would boast about her home city to anyone who would listen. That pride and joy carried through to the love and care of her home. Most important to Jane was her family. Jane treasured the time she and Ron spent with Alison, Jeff and her two exceptional grandsons.
Jane is survived by her husband, Ron Roehr of Milbank; daughter and son-in-law: Alison and Jeff Stogsdill of Chicago, IL; and two grandsons: Graham and Finn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Vilas.
Suggested memorials to Kissy Eye Clinic, Sierra Leone, Africa, www.umcor.org in memory of Jane Roehr.