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Naomi Roggow

Funeral services for Naomi Roggow were held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church in Burke with Pastor Mark Tuttle officiating. Music was provided by the grandchildren including Clark Audiss, vocals, with Michaela Johnson and Shawnda Hazen, organists. Donna Roggow and Marlene Krumweide were in charge of registration. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Burke at a later date. Calusen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangment. Casket bearers were Josh Grubbs, John Roggow, Derrick Winter, Kalise Ellerbroek, Holly Roggow, Kassie Winter, Krisann Mayfield, Deanna Mendoza, Dana Davis, Sophia Ellerbroek and John E. Ellerbroek. Naomi Ruth Roggow was born February 10, 1934 at Gregory to Guy and Cora (Mosher) Parish, she was the youngest of fourteen children, seven girls and seven boys. Naomi grew up in Gregory and attended the Gregory Assembly of God Church, where she met her husband, Darrell, and they were married for 65 years. In their later years, they supported the Lucas Baptist Church. They lived on a farm one mile east of Lucas where they raised four children: Douglas, Lynnae, Kerri and Kami. Naomi was actively involved in her church where she played the organ for many years. She also enjoyed singing and playing the piano. Her hobbies included planting flowers and tomatoes, canning tomatoes, mowing, word search puzzles, and going to town to have coffee with friends. She enjoyed having family and friends around her to cook for and to play games. Naomi and Darrell were also active supporters of the Burke area sports teams for many years. In the spring of 2016 she left the farm and moved to an apartment in Burke. Shortly after her move, she had a heart attack and in her recovery process she moved to Touchmark Assisted Living in Sioux Falls. After suffering from dementia issues for several months she passed away on September 29, 2016 at Avera Hospice in Sioux Falls at the age of 82 years. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Cora; six brothers, five sisters and one grandson. Naomi is survived by husband, Darrell; her children: Douglas Roggow of Ipswich, Lynnae Grubbs of Gilbert, AZ, Kerri Winter of West Des Moines, IA and Kami Ellerbroek of Sioux Falls; eleven grandchildren: Holly Roggow, John Roggow, Joshua Grubbs, Krisann Mayfield, Deanna Mendoza, Dana Davis, Kassandra Winter, Derrick Winter, Kalise, Sophia and John Ellerbroek. She is also survived by her fifteen great-grandchildren, one sister, Verna Stroh (95) of Sioux Falls and one brother Martin (100) of Hemet, CA. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s research.

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