Rose Roell, 1934-2019
Published 1:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Funeral services for Rose I. (Ponto) Roell will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church.
Rose died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at St. Lucas Healthcare Community in Faribault. She was 84.
She was born June 27, 1934, in Rice County, the daughter of Raymond and Adella (Chapman) Ponto. She married Kevin F. Roell on Oct. 13, 1951, in Faribault. Rose worked for Osco Drug and Stables in Albert Lea and then Fleetguard in Lake Mills for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church and in previous years, the Elks Club. Rose enjoyed cooking and baking, traveling and having a nice dinner with drinks and great friends.
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She is survived by her children Don (Nancy) Roell of Woodbury, Diane (Ron) Edwin of Walters, Craig (Pat) Roell of Albert Lea, Theresa (Craig) Swenson of Sheldon, Jeff (Janey) Roell of Albert Lea and Susan (Paul) Yates of Charlottesville, Virginia; grandchildren Jacob (Analisa) Roell and their children Joshua, Alex, Hannah and Eve, Jon (Ashleigh) Roell and their daughter, Elizabeth, Jackson, Lee Roell, Nicole (Chad) Benner and their children Tory and Kaysie, Matt Roell, Mark (Karin) Swenson and their children Emery, Ryland and Lyla, Michael (Molly) Swenson and their children Max and William, Shelly and her daughter, Aubree, grandson-in-law, Travis, and their children Kevin and Blaine, John Roell and Jamie (Jeremy) Poole and their children Julianne and James; siblings Donna Smith of Oskaloosa, Iowa, JoAnne Frennea of Mobile, Alabama, Carol Ponto of Faribault, David Ponto of Minneapolis, Barbara Thompson of Faribault, Mary (Dennis) Fuller of Faribault and Michael Ponto of St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kevin Roell; her son, Keith Roell; granddaughter, Kathy Thorson; brothers Donald, Raymond and Jim Ponto; and sister, Bette Christiansen.