In Memory of Marilyn Ann Roeder

Marilyn  Ann Roeder
Marilyn Ann Roeder
Born: June 25, 1937
Died: February 14, 2018
Age: 80
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Marilyn Ann Roeder
June 25, 1937 - February 14, 2018
From: Arthur, IA

Marilyn Roeder, age 80, of Arthur, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village, of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 with a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Father Joe Dillinger will officiate; with Committal Services following in the St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery, of Odebolt, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2018 at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Marilyn Ann (Bierl) Roeder, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Loneman) Bierl, was born on June 25, 1937, in Carroll, IA. Marilyn grew up in the Maple River area and attended school at Maple River.

On January 4, 1964, Marilyn was united in marriage to Ron Roeder at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Halbur, IA. The couple made their home in the Arthur area and were blessed with four children: Nancy, Rick, Jeff and Terry. Marilyn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family dearly and always provided them with the most amazing home-cooked meals, especially fried chicken. Marilyn grew bountiful gardens year after year and enjoyed canning and freezing the fruits of her labor as well as sharing them with others.

She loved listening to polka music, dancing, tending to her flowers, putting puzzles together, a friendly game of cards, and finding a good deal at thrift stores. Marilyn could often times be found visiting on the phone for extended periods of time. She had a way of making everyone feel warm and welcome. Once her children were grown, Marilyn was one of the friendly faces found in the Housekeeping Department at Gomaco during her 13 years of service.

Marilyn loved to help run her grandchildren to and from their various activities. She always welcomed them with a smile, generous hugs and kind loving words. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 54 years Ron Roeder of Arthur, IA; children Nancy (Steve) Schug of Ida Grove, IA, Rick Roeder of Odebolt, IA, Jeff Roeder of Odebolt, IA and Terry Roeder of Arthur, IA; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild on the way; sister Susie (Marvin) Sporrer of Dedham, IA; brother LeRoy Bierl of Mesa, AZ; sisters-in-law Shirley Eischeid of Carroll, IA, Joann (Dean) Hauser of Tampa, FL; brothers-in-law Dennis (Deanna) Roeder of Ida Grove, IA, Ken (Suzanne) Roeder of De Smet, SD, Gary (Carol) Roeder of Arthur, IA. 

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Elizabeth Bierl; brother Joseph Bierl; sisters Thelma Bierl, Florine (Melvin) Petersen, Waunita (Fred) Eischeid, Rita (Alvin) Haberl, Nathael Meiners; sister-in-law Diane Bierl.



10:30 a.m., Saturday
February 17, 2018
St. Martin's Catholic Church
Odebolt, Iowa

Rosary: 9:30 a.m.


Father Joe Dillinger
Deacon Butch Stone


Clint Schug
Levi Schug
Zane Schug
Hayden Roeder
Hannah Roeder
Jarret Roeder
Chance Roeder
Jaiden Roeder


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 16, 2018
St. Martin's Catholic Church
Odebolt, Iowa

Vigil Service: 7:00 p.m.


"On Eagle's Wings"
"You Are Mine"
"Hail Mary Gentle Woman"
"I Am The Bread of Life"

Recorded Selection
"Jealous of the Angels" by Donna Taggart

Kay Bloyer, Organist
Jessica Gunderson, Cantor


St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:06 AM
“so sorry to hear about Marilyn worked with her at Gomaco she was a very nice person”
- Anne Thornhill
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:07 AM
“I'm extending my sympathy to the Roeder Family. It was so enjoyable to know your mother wife and grandmother...♡♡♡”
- Janet Pithan
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 12:11 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure that she will be greatly missed by her family. ”
- Joan (Sporrer) Irlmeier
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 3:25 PM
“So sorry to hear of Marilyn's (Mom, Wife) death. Praying for all the family as you grieve her loss, but also celebrate the life she lived.”
- Jeffrey Lane
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was the sweetest lady and will surely be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.”
- Mindy (Hurley) Brockman
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1:42 PM
“My sympathy to the Roeder and Schug Families, I worked with Marilyn several years at GOMACO, Yes she was a sweet lady and always pleasant to be around. My your good memories help you during this sadness. Shirley
- Shirley Ruser
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:29 AM
“Ron and family - please accept my sincere sympathy. My heart is broken for all of you. Marilyn was a one-of-a-kind, awesome lady. I have such fond memories of her from my high school days! May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you comfort during this difficult time. With love, Jean”
- Jean (Hemer) Ludwig
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:08 AM
“Learned this morning of Marilyn’s passing. My condolences to all of you. May God bless you all during this difficult time and may His blessings be on you all during the coming days. “‘”
- Stub Carstensen
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:08 AM
“My heart goes out to you, Ron, and to your whole family. Marilyn was one of my favorite people...always kind, honest and open. I will truly miss her, and I know your family will miss her dearly. She always had providing for her family #1 on her list! I pray for all of you to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.”
- LaDonna Miller
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:34 PM
“Marilyn was a very kind, giving lady. Knew her best when she worked at Gomaco. She used to gather Tupperware orders to earn free Tupperware. My sympathies to her family.”
- Phyllis Groth
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:28 AM
“All my sympathy to all of you. Marilyn was the sweetest little lady and such a dear friend to have. I have very fond memories of her as I grew up. Mom and her always having a cup of coffee, talking on the phone together. Those ladies always gossiping. Memories will last forever in a lifetime. Love, Lindy Mickey(Bihrer) ”
- Lindy Miczek
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