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In Memory of Deanna Roen

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Deanna Roen, age 84 of Prescott, died peacefully at her home January 3rd, 2022 with family by her side. Deanna was born on March 19, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Glenn and Evelyn (Mortenson) Blunt. She was raised in St. Louis before graduating from Mason City High School in Iowa. She received her Master’s Degree in music and choir from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1961.

Music became the love of her life by teaching private piano lessons, high school music, and directing the Joy Lutheran Choral and Bell Choir. She was honored by receiving the prestigious WMTA Music Teacher Award of Excellence.

On August 12, 1961, she was united in marriage to Kenneth M. Roen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa. Over the years, she enjoyed her time sewing clothes for the family, cross stitching keepsakes, and crocheting afghans and blankets for her children and grandchildren.

They have been charter and active members of Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott for almost 50 years. She also owned and operated the K-D-Did Gift Shop for many years where she enjoyed being a part of the Prescott community.

Many will remember Ken and Deanna at many family functions as they catered food and cakes for any occasion. She always felt honored baking for the community and helping create great memories along the way. She and Ken were also avid travelers. They enjoyed many good times and never ending laughter traveling with Ken’s siblings and creating incredible memories on their trips to Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Budapest, and Branson, Missouri.

Deanna is preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Evelyn Blunt and sister Connie Nelson. She leaves a legacy of love with her husband of 60 years Kenneth; children Randall (Sharon) Roen, Greta (Dennis) Fliegal, Elsa (Radley) Seuferer, and Eric (LaShelli) Roen. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A private service honoring her was held at Joy Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Meyer officiating.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Serving as active casket bearers were Eric Roen, and grandchildren Curtis Fliegel, Marissa Roen, Dayton Seuferer, Jacob Roen, and Bjorn Roen. Honorary casket bearers were grandchildren Sadie Goodrum, Emily Seuferer, and Thor Roen. Memorials may be given in her honor to Joy Lutheran Church, 1435 St. Croix St., Prescott, Wisconsin 54021 or to the funeral home. Memorials will be allocated to Deanna’s favorite organizations.

 

Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes at 130 North Grant Street, Ellsworth, WI 54011.

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  • Deanna was such a kind, loving Christian, for whom I had a great deal of respect. She was an example of how we should all live. She will be greatly missed by all the family. I am just so sorry she could not have the tribute she deserved with everyone being able to attend her funeral. Deanna, you are with Jesus, which is the best place to be!

  • Thank you Mrs. Roen for instilling in me a lifelong love of and appreciation for music. So many wonderful memories. Rest in Peace.

  • Mrs Roen was truly a wonderful person. I could NOT wait to get to Chorus every day. Pop Concert and all the concert’s. She was the height of fashion and grace. Patience she never lacked. I can still see her beautiful tall figure, walking into the music room. Perfectly coiffed blonde hairdo. I miss those days . “May the Angels lead her into paradise” Sympathy For Ken and all the family. Jeanne and John Rohl

  • Mrs Town was truly a wonderful person. I could NOT wait to get to Chorus every day. Pop Concert and all the concert’s. She was the height of fashion and grace. Patience she never lacked. I can still see her beautiful tall figure, walking into the music room. Perfectly coiffed blonde hairdo. I miss those days . “May the Angels lead her into paradise” Sympathy For All Ken and all the family. Jeanne and John Rohl

  • Such great memories we have of sweet Deanna while we lived in Prescott. Then again even more
    Memories when we attended Joy Lutheran. May God help her precious family as they walk this difficult walk. May it help to know we are praying. Love, Nancy Rowe and the Rowe family.