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Viola H. (Menninga) Roker

November 4, 1924 ~ March 15, 2017 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Viola H. (Menninga) Roker, 92 of Glenwood, Iowa entered into eternal rest at her home on March 15, 2017 in Glenwood, Iowa. She was born Nov. 4, 1924 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Louis H. and Mary (Huls) Menninga. Viola graduated from high school and several years later was united in marriage to Myron Roker on June 2, 1946 in rural Beatrice, Nebraska. Their marriage was blessed with seven children and they fostered 19 children over a 10 year period. Viola and Myron were faithful members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood, where she was active in the Women’s Dorcas. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafts, baking and traveling with the Holiday Rambler’s camping group. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. 

Preceding Viola in passing were her parents, son, Donald Lee Roker and one niece. Survivors include her husband, Myron Roker of Glenwood, Iowa; children, William (Pam) Roker of Nebraska City, Nebraska; Robert (Lisa) Roker of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Marlene (Larry) Turner of Pacific Junction, Iowa; Dennis (Teena) Roker of Glenwood, Iowa; Shari (Bob) Brown of Glenwood, Iowa; Kelly Roker of Glenwood, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Louise Ackley of Orlando, Florida; 2 nieces, 1 nephew, extended relatives and many friends. 

Interment will be held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Clatonia Cemetery, Clatonia, Nebraska. 

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Glenwood, Iowa or Mission Central 40718 Highway E16, Mapleton, Iowa 51034-7105 c/o Gary Thies.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Trinity Lutheran Church
512 2nd Street, Glenwood IA 51534

Mission Central
40718 Highway E16, Mapleton IA 51034-7105

 Service Information

March 19, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson Mortuary - Gleenwood
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA 51534

Funeral Service
March 20, 2017

10:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
512 2nd Street
Glenwood, IA 51534

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