Mildred Roling, 91, of Remsen, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
The former Mildred Ludwig was born Dec. 7, 1913, at rural Remsen, the daughter of John and Rose (Bohnenkamp) Ludwig. Mildred was raised in rural Remsen and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. On Aug. 23, 1938, she married Lawrence Roling at Remsen. They farmed near Remsen for 35 years and in 1973 they retired and moved into Remsen.
Mildred was a beautiful homemaker and enjoyed canning, baking, quilting and was especially known for her homemade bread, rolls and beautiful tea rings during the holidays. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was active in the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America where she served as Grand Regent for two terms. She volunteered many hours for the church making altar breads. Mildred and her husband through the years enjoyed traveling, dancing and playing cards with their many friends and relatives. She had been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center since April 19, 2004.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Lawrence; one son, Fred and his wife, Mary Kay, of Remsen; five daughters and their husbands, Sally and Kenneth Kneip, Ruth and Bob Kneip, all of Le Mars, Diane and Robert "Butch" Ames and Rose Mary and Rich Braun, all of Omaha, Neb., Connie and Harold Pronga of Waukon; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Schroeder of Remsen and Lola Holbrook of Los Angeles, Calif.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Linda Kneip; nine sisters, two in infancy, Eleanor Nilles, Evelyn Galles, Rosena Hughes, Callista Doherty, Lucille Price, Rose Mary Kenney, Cleo Loutsch; and one brother, Frank Ludwig.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson, Msgr. Nicholas J. Ruba and Rev. James Tigges, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Remsen.
Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Guild and the Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Rick Kneip, Tim Ames, John Roling, Derek Pronga, Rebecca Braun and Susan Irwin.