Rosalie M. “Ro” Roggenbuck, age 75, of Buffalo Grove, IL, and formerly of Revillo, SD, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank with Father Gary DeRouchey celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the time of Mass at the church on Friday.
Rosalie Mary Roggenbuck was born on June 14, 1941, in Milbank, S.D. to John and Mary (Karels) Roggenbuck. She joined a family of three brothers and two sisters, spending her childhood days on a farm near Revillo, S.D. Rosalie attended grade school in a one room country school, Vernon #5 and was a graduate of Milbank High School in 1959. She was a faithful member of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Revillo, where she received her first communion and was later confirmed.
After high school, Rosalie joined the Sisters of the Convent of Daughters of St. Mary’s Providence. She later left the convent to work in food service at various institutions in Chicago including the Queen of Peace retirement home in Lake Zurich and Winchester House in Libertyville where she was also head of laundry. She retired in Buffalo Grove, IL. Rosalie was a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Buffalo Grove, was an artistic person who made novelty ornaments, and enjoyed playing poker, bowling, and traveling with friends. She will be remembered as a phenomenal, cheerful, fun-loving person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory is her devoted best friend, Coral “Coke” Trybus of Buffalo Grove, IL; sister, Margaret Cronin of Revillo, SD; brother, Myron (Phyllis) Roggenbuck of Milbank, SD; and 2 sisters-in-law, Mildred Roggenbuck of Revillo, SD and Mildred Roggenbuck of San Diego, CA.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary; two brothers, Daniel and John Jr.; one sister, Monica Collins; and two brothers-in-law, Owen Cronin and Lloyd Collins.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the National Kidney Foundation.