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Virginia L. Roen, 96, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Born on April 21, 1922, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Reinhold and Lily (Carlson) Gustafson. She married Orville B. Roen on April 14, 1944 in Winnebago, IL. He predeceased her on January 28, 2016. Virginia was a charter member of Broadway Covenant Church where she was the church librarian, a missions committee member, a church greeter, a children's church leader, active in Covenant Women's Ministries and a women's program speaker. She along with her husband and son, David were recipients of the Theodore W. Anderson Layman's Award in 2005. Virginia was a faithful servant of the Lord, a loving wife, mom, grandma, and friend. She will be greatly missed by many but her legacy will live on. She received the best Christmas gift ever - eternity in Heaven, meeting Jesus face to face, and being reunited with her family and friends!
Survived by her children, Susan Roen of Alamo, TX, David Roen of Rockford, Jonathan (Gwen) Roen of Indianola, IA and Janice (Richard) Mosher of Rockford; grandchildren, Allen (Anne) Roen, Allison (Grant) Wollenhaupt, Ben Mosher, Eric (fiancé, Theresa) Mosher and Melissa (Nicholas) Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Stella Mosher, and Abram, Madeline & Eliza Wollenhaupt; and adopted daughter, Tessie Rovillos of Ontario, Canada. She is also predeceased by her brother, Marshall (Mae) Gustafson; and sister, Shirley Gustafson. Thank you to the staff of Fairhaven for their loving kindness and care over the last four years and to Northern Illinois Hospice for their care over the last several months.
Virginia's life will be celebrated at the joint memorial service held at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Condolences & Shared Memories (4)

  1. MaryAnne and Bill Ax and family

    We are better for having met and known both Orv and Ginny. They and all of you have positively impacted our family and we are ever so grateful. Love and prayers.

  2. Lisa Williams

    I'm so very sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in beautiful memories and Jesus words, john 5:28, 29

  3. Patti Haney Carlton

    How I loved your dear sweet Mother! I have so many wonderful memories of reading in the library, talking to her and listening to her many stories when I was a young child! I consider her an icon and and a mentor in my Christian walk. Your Father and she were such incredible people of faith! May memories sustain you in your times of grief and may you know and feel Gods presence in this time and always! You are all loved and we will miss Ginny as we do Orville! Gods blessings to you! Many hugs! Patti

  4. Candice McCulloch

    You mom was such an example of a godly woman. Will always remember “Wington”. She will be missed but she is celebrating in heaven. Well done good and faithful servant.


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