Josephine E. Roell, 91
Sept. 26, 1924 — May 17, 2016
Josephine “Jo” E. Roell (nee Belunes), 91, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice of West Bend. She was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Germantown and was raised in West Bend. She attended North Trenton Grade School in the town of Trenton. She worked at the West Bend Canning Co., West Bend Woolen Mills, West Bend Co., Expertize and Stitch in Time.
Jo married Alvin “Sonny” Roell on May 20, 1944, at Immanuel Church of Christ in West Bend. They settled in West Bend where they raised their family. She was an avid gardener and baker, and loved to crochet, fish, and pick strawberries and raspberries.
She is survived by her children, Bruce (Sharon) Roell, Dwight “Ike” (Anne) Roell, Duwayne “Willie” (Marilyn) Roell and Kelly Jo (Kevin) Belger; nine grandchildren, Pam (Todd) Gnacinski, Ryan (Kimberly), Jennifer (Steve) Rindt, Dwight “Ike” Jr., Dean (Naomi), Candy Jo (Rich) Prost, Travis (Carrie), Kristen Jo (Jonathon) Thull and Keith Belger; great-grandchildren, Ava, Oliver, Grayson, Preston, Sunshine Prost, Willow Prost, Parker, Archer and Jenna Jo Thull; sister, Alvina Dailey; and brother, Eugene Belunes. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and four siblings.
The funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) with the Rev. Rich Vincent presiding. The visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday, May 20, from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at 5 p.m. Memorials are appreciated to The Kathy Hospice (3232 Pleasant Valley Drive, West Bend, WI 59095).
A special thank you to Dr. Brian Wolter and Dr. Jeffrey Smale, The staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital of West Bend, Cedar Crossings, the Waterford Assisted Living and The Kathy Hospice of West Bend.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.