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Lee Ann Roetman

June 22, 1947 April 20, 2014
Lee Ann Roetman
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The family and friends of Lee Ann Roetman rejoice with her as she passed into glory, dancing into her Savior’s arms on Easter morning, April 20, 2014.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, April 28, at 11:00am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Van Rathbun and the Rev. Lizbeth Moss will officiate. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Sunday, with the family present from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, at the church.

Lee was born to Edwin Roetman and Anna (Beyer) Roetman on June 22, 1947, in Orange City. She was raised and went to school in Newkirk until high school, when the family moved to Sioux Center. After graduation from the Sioux Center High School, she attended Central College in Pella and went on to earn her degree in occupational therapy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She also received a degree in piano tuning and serviced many pianos in the area.

In the mid-seventy’s, Lee returned to Sioux Center and continued her work as an occupational therapist through AEA 4 and in a private practice in her home, where she touched the lives of many clients, especially the children with whom she loved to work. While in Sioux Center, she attended the Dover Avenue Alliance Church in Orange City and the Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center and was very active in church life, including directing the children’s choir and significant involvement in Cursillo.

In 2004, Lee moved to Orange City, where she attended the American Reformed Church. Besides her continued involvement in the church, she was also a faithful volunteer for Hospice and the Orange City Area Health System.

Lee’s life was full of challenges that she faced head on. At the age of fifteen months, she contracted polio, and although the doctors said she would never walk, she proved them wrong and not only walked, but engaged in and enjoyed many recreational activities such as camping, hiking, skiing, and golf.

In 2008, Lee suffered a stroke which debilitated her further. However, she continued to impact others through her courageous perseverance and positive spirit.

Lee’s memory will be cherished by many people, including her loving friend, Jane Vogel (Orange City); her mother, Anna Roetman (Sioux Center); her brothers and their wives, Ronald and JoRetta Roetman (Atlanta, Georgia) and Bruce and Mary Roetman (Sioux Center); Ron and JoRetta’s sons, Darrin and Nanette Roetman (France), and Victor and Rebecca Roetman and Luke and Hannah Roetman (Atlanta); Bruce and Mary’s children, Cory and Clarissa (Roetman) Hudson (Fort Collins, Colorado), Aaron and Emma (Roetman) Cleveringa, Andrea Roetman, Maria (Lupe) Vargas, Jose (Luis) and Michelle Llanos Hernandez (Sioux Center), and Jose (Chuy) Llanos Hernandez (Sandpoint, Idaho). Lee will also be remembered fondly by her faithful caregivers, Emma (Roetman) Cleveringa, Margareta Maxon, Miranda (Rockhill) Fahrenbruch, and Greta Floding.

Lee was preceded in death by her father.

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4:00 PM 4/27/2014 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4/27/2014 6:00:00 PM
American Reformed Church - Orange City

407 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041

American Reformed Church - Orange City
407 Albany Ave SE Orange City 51041 IA
United States

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11:00 AM 4/28/2014 11:00:00 AM
American Reformed Church - Orange City

407 Albany Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041

American Reformed Church - Orange City
407 Albany Ave SE Orange City 51041 IA
United States

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