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Erma L. Roenfeld, 78

Apr 3, 2011

Erma L. Roenfeld

Winnebago – Services for Erma L. Roenfeld, age 78, of Winnebago, were held March 31, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in?Blue Earth. Burial was April 1, 2011, at the Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Fairmont.

Erma passed away March 28, 2011, at the Parker Oaks Assisted Living, in Winnebago.

The Lakeview Funeral Home, of Fairmont, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Erma Lee (Olsen) Roenfeld was born May 20, 1932, in Harlan, Iowa, the daughter of Nels and Anna (Laugesen) Olsen and attended country school in Iowa.

On Nov. 13, 1949, Erma was united in marriage to Marvin Roenfeld in Elk Horn, Iowa. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Elk Horn, Holland, Iowa, Alton, Iowa, Jackson, Lakefield, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Fairmont. After Marvin’s death in 2003, Erma moved to Blue Earth, and most recently to Parker Oaks Communities, in Winnebago.

Erma and Marvin were blessed with the birth of four daughters, Becky, Kathy, Jody and Brenda. Erma was a hard worker. She worked for Michaels in Worthington, the OK Café in Alton, the Hospital in Jackson, as well as many other jobs throughout her career.

In her spare time, Erma enjoyed working on crafts and cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. Her quiet time was spent tending to her garden and flowers. The last couple of years, Erma looked forward to vacations up North with her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Becky Wright, of Jackson, Kathy (Brian) Kleinwolterink, of Hull, Iowa, Jody (John) Hansen, of Blue Earth, and Brenda (Garry) Hockel, of Good Thunder; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Boeck and Darlene Saltmarsh; in-laws, Harry (Helen) Roenfeld, Angela Roenfeld, Karen Roenfeld and Rueben (Evelyn) Jensen; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Erma is preceded in death by her parents, Nels and Anna Olsen; husband, Marvin Roenfeld; sisters, Agneta Jensen and Ruby Christensen; brother, Helmer Olsen; in-laws, Dale Christensen, Wilbert Roenfeld, Bob Roenfeld, Harvey Jensen and Bill Boeck.