Deloris Catherine Roeder passed away June 29, 2018 at the age of 91 years.
A service of remembrance was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 2 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson, Iowa officiated by Rev. Shirley Hoffmann Will of Griswold, Iowa. Casket bearers were Benjamin Lawson, Rebekah Miller, Derek Roeder and Kyle Roeder. The music played was “Blessed Assurance” by Alan Jackson, “Home” by Chris Tomlin and “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” Interment was at Jefferson Cemetery in Jefferson.
Deloris Catherine Roeder, daughter of Wilhemena (Wiese) and Detlef Petersen, was born July 8, 1926 in Carroll Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Carroll. Deloris graduated from Carroll High School in 1944. She worked at businesses in Carroll, Storm Lake and Ft. Dodge before her marriage to Ross L. Roeder on May 7, 1951 in Grand Island, Nebraska. She was the mother of three children: Jane (Tim) Lawson of Panora, Rick (Marcia) Roeder and Jeff (Kim) Roeder, all of Jefferson.
Deloris began work at Greene County Medical Center in February 1971 and retired in July 1991 after 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, belonged to a ladies circle and was a 4-H leader. She was a member of the Yale Saddle Club, Greene County Pleasure Riders and ran the cook shack at horse shows for years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Detlef and Wilhemena Petersen; seven brothers: Harry, Bill, Hugo, Raymond, Elmer, Vertis and Leroy; and one sister, Esther. She is survived by her three children; four grandchildren: Benjamin (Kori) Lawson of Perry, Rebekah (Zach) Miller of Adel, Derek Roeder and Kyle Roeder both of Jefferson; five great-grandchildren: Jenna, Elena and Grace Lawson and Kipten and Tristen Miller; other relatives and friends.
Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home.