Anna E. “Betty” Roegner, nee Wuerfele

Anna Betty Roegner

Anna E. “Betty” (Wuerfele) Roegner, of Brookfield, IL, died peacefully on June 4, 2022. She was 93 years old. Born in Burlington, KS on May 10, 1929, daughter of George and Fonda (Graham) Wuerfele, Betty lived in the Chicago area for many years and was a long time employee of Fannie Mae. Betty met the love her life, Rupert Roegner, in 1949 through a mutual friend Betty worked with at a bank. The happy couple married on June 10, 1950 and would enjoy over 50 years of marriage until the passing of Rupert in 2004. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Georgie Ethel, Mildred Stillian, Alberta Wuerfele, Lucile Woods, and Marguerite Myers. Betty is survived by her daughter, Cathy (Ron) Shook, her son and gracious caregiver, Mark Roegner, four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Ryan) Briggs, Ben (Meredith) Shook, David (Liz) Shook, and Jon (Mary) Shook as well as six great grandchildren Michael, Jackson, Chris, Caroline, Donovan, and Lily. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 12:00 P.M. Noon at Woodlawn Cemetery, 7750 Cermak Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130. Please meet at entrance.

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  1. Karen M. Hekr condolence:

    Dear Mark and Family,
    It’s so hard to lose a corner stone. May the gentle ❤ Love of Family and friends help to ease the sadness.
    With thoughts of comfort,
    Karen – ELKS

  2. Lynn Daugherty condolence:

    I want to express my sincerest condolences. Betty was a lovely woman. I enjoyed the time I was able to spend with her.

  3. Linda Virtue condolence:

    Dear Mark, Cathy, and family. I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s homegoing. I always loved talking with your Mom! She always had a great sense of humor and to hear her stories of the Wuerfele girls growing up was quite a “hoot.” My mom also loved talking with her sister and reliving the past with her. Praying God’s peace and strength on you all during these coming days.

  4. Diana Smith condolence:

    Sending my sincere condolences at this most difficult time for your family. Sounds like Bettey was an admirable and lovely woman. I hope her memory always brings a smile. – Elks

  5. Francis Haider & Carole Haider condolence:

    T0 Betty’s family our Deepest Sympathy for your loss. We loved Betty and will miss her. With our love, Frank & Carole

  6. Pat Fiori condolence:

    Dear Mark and Family,

    I am so absolutely sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. It must be so hard on you after all the years you took care of her. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!

    Pat Fiori (Elks Bingo- Bobs daughter)

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