Dorothy Theresa Rogalla, 74, Kennan, died peacefully surrounded by her family in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire on Monday, January 15, 2018. She was born in Catawba, Wisconsin, on October 15, 1943, the daughter of Bernard and Theresa (Timmers) Kempen. She was married to Robert Rogalla on January 17, 1962, in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She was employed by Arrow Draperies in Minneapolis, and most recently by Artisans in Glenn Flora for over 20 years. She was an active member of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Catawba. Bob’s work took the family to many places, notably allowed the family to live in Geneva, Switzerland, for five years, and while there the family was able to extensively travel Europe. In her free time she enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren, she also enjoyed quilting, decorating and making a nice home for her family, doing puzzles and word finds, and reading.
She is survived by Robert, her husband of 56 years; by one son Tom (Terry), White Pine, TN; by one daughter, Tracy (Curt) Anderson, Jordan, MN; by 10 grandchildren, and by 12 great grandchildren; by one sister, Marilyn Van De Voort, Phillips; and by two sister-in-laws, Barbara Kempen, Muskego, WI, and Marilyn Kempen, Kennan. She is preceded in death by one daughter, Theresa; by two sisters, Delores Selkey and Magdalyn Gluza; and by two brothers, Eugene Kempen and Cyril Kempen.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 20, at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Catawba with Father Bob Koszarek celebrating the Funeral Mass. Friends may call at the church on Friday Evening after 5:00 P.M. and a Parish Wake Service will be held at the church at 7:00 P.M. on Friday with Deacon James Celba officiating. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services. Interment will be in the Kennan Cemetery in the Spring.
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The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.