Margaret A. (Morgel) Roering

Died: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017


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Margaret A. Roering, age 81, of Glenwood, MN, died Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Glenwood Retirement Village surrounded by her family and under the care of Glacial Ridge Hospice. A private family service will be held at a later date and inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenwood, MN. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.

Margaret Anna Shirley Morgel, daughter of Frank and Bernice (Chapp) Morgel, was born on December 6, 1935, in Avon, MN.  She was raised on a farm near St. Anna, along with her ten siblings, and attended St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. She attended country school in Stearns County before going to work at the St. Cloud Hospital, where she worked until her marriage to Andrew “Andy” Roering.  The two wed on October 28, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holdingford. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Deb, Duane, Tim, Patty, and Tom. Their first home was in Coon Rapids, where they lived for 15 years. After that the family briefly made their home in Albany, before finally settling in Glenwood in 1973, where Andy owned and operated Andy’s Fire. Margaret and Andrew shared 47 years of marriage before his death on January 26, 2006.

Margaret enjoyed being at home, raising her children and taking care of the family. She and Andrew were members of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Glenwood, where she was active in Christian Mothers and involved with missionary work. She also volunteered at the Clothes Closet shelter in Glenwood. Her hobbies included crocheting, embroidery work, gardening and working in her yard.

Margaret is survived by her children, Deb Armstrong of Glenwood, Duane (Lynn) of Anchorage, AK, Tim (Kim) of Oakdale, MN, Patty Ludwig of Baxter, MN, and Thomas of Cosmos, MN; 11 grandchildren, DeAnna and Leann Roering, Shane (Lindsey), Shelby, and Taylor Ludwig, Sarah, Katharine, Benjamin and Samuel Roering, Devin and Steven Roering; 2 great-grandchildren, Laken Roering and McKinley Ludwig; and two sisters, Jenny LaBuda and Betty Nathan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; her parents, Frank and Bernice Morgel; three sisters, Marie Olson, Deloris Schwinghammer, and Bridget Benson; and five brothers, Steve, Al, Frank, Jr., Paul, and Edmond.

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Bev Stroeing
   Posted Fri January 20, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers!

Lila (Mattson) Gaffaney
   Posted Fri January 20, 2017
Deb, Duane, Tim, Patty and Tom, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Please know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please know I am here. Lila

Dodie Johnsrud
   Posted Fri January 20, 2017
So sorry for your loss. I have known Margaret for a long time. I always helped her with her Part D Plan of her Medicare. I so much enjoyed her visits and always had a good laugh. Just this fall I called her, but her phone was disconnected and I really tried to check around to see where she was located. Of course with all the privacy rules they wouldn't tell me if she was at the home. It was so sad to see her obituary, she was very special in her very own way. I won't forget her, and she will always be one
of my favorite seniors I had the privilege to work with. Dodie

Gloria Danter
   Posted Sun January 22, 2017
Deb - I extend my sympathies to your family. I remember how good you were to your mother. Bless her memories. Gloria

Kenneth and Marjorie Pitcher
   Posted Tue January 24, 2017
To the Family, we were saddened to learn that Margaret had passed away. We will miss seeing her walk by on her way to Debbie's house and remember her ability to pick up stuff an scratch around in the yard. Our condolences to all of the family as she was a part of the neighborhood.

Harold W. Rippe
   Posted Thu January 26, 2017
Sorry to find out about your loss. Harold Rippe

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