Annie M. Roepke, 58

Annie M. Roepke, age 58, of New Germany, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.

She was born March 22, 1958, in Glencoe, the daughter of Wallace and Delores (Fenske) Goethke. Annie was baptized April 20, 1958, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Young America by the Rev. Raedeke; and confirmed March 26, 1972, by the same.

Annie was united in marriage to Robert Roepke Dec. 29, 1978, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Young America by the Rev. Henry Fry.

Annie was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Young America, and a 4-H leader. She worked at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia since May of 1978.

Some of the activities that Annie enjoyed were playing on the dart ball league at St. Mark Lutheran Church, putting puzzles together, playing cards (her favorite card games were 500 and Sheephead), and watching game shows on the game show network.

Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents Wallace and Delores Goethke; father-in-law Norville Roepke; brother Rick Goethke; and niece Barb Rierson.

She is survived by her loving family: children Angela (Jacob) Pawelk of Waverly, Bradley (Ashley) Roepke of Mayer, and Carla (Joe) Maas of Howard Lake; grandchildren Erica and Lucas Pawelk, and Ava and Emily Roepke; brothers Ron (Charlene) Goethke, and Don (Diane) Goethke, all of Arlington; sisters Janet (Joe) Fank of St. Mary’s, KS, and Joan (Frederick) Jabs of Sheboygan, WI; mother-in-law Arlene Roepke of New Germany; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Dale Roepke of New Germany, Sidney Roepke of Lester Prairie, and Katie (Kyle) Raether of Chaska; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was Monday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with the Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

There was visitation Sunday, Sept. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; with a chapel service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Kevin Roepke, Thomas Goethke, Mitch Aarsvold, Kevin Grove, Daniel Jabs, and Nate Luke.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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