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Anna E. “Betty” Roegner, nee Wuerfele


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.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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