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Dorothy Pauline Roelf, 94, of Englewood, Colorado, formerly of Allison, Iowa, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. She was born September 1, 1925, to Levi Thomas and Eunice Grace (Needham) Buroker.
Pauline graduated from Allison High School. She furthered her education at Hamilton Business College in Mason City. Pauline was united in marriage to Robert Eugene Roelf on February 22, 1948, in Allison, Iowa. She was the librarian at the Allison Public Library for several years. Pauline was a life member of the Allison Congregational Church in Allison, where she was a member of the Women's Church Auxiliary and taught bible school and Sunday school. She was also a member of Amvets and was a Girl Scout leader. Pauline enjoyed gardening, being a part of sewing and knitting groups and spending time with her family.
Pauline is survived by her daughter Mary (Roger) Layton of Dillon, Colorado, son Grant (Karin) Roelf of Las Vegas, Nevada, daughter Linda (William) Dunkelberger of Lake Ozark, Missouri, eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert Roelf.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Allison Cemetery. Family and friends should bring a chair and social distancing should be maintained. The Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home of Allison is assisting Pauline's family.
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Pauline was such a warm and gracious person with a smile and kind words for everyone she met. My parents enjoyed her and Bob as neighbors for many years. We send our thoughts and prayers to your family during this time of loss and know you are blessed with many fond memories.
Pauline was one of the pillars of what was then the United Church ofChrist when I attended. She and Bob loved and supported my children, Annie and Thomas Reiher, and me. I remember her lovely personality. My sympathy to her family.
Please except our deepest sympathies. May your memories of your Mom help you through this difficult time. She was a very sweet lady and will be greatly missed.
Dick and Barb Eckhoff
Bob and Pauline were such good friends to my parents. What a lovely lady she was! You have my thoughts and prayers.
Pat Gulick Sackville
Dear Mary, Grant, and Linda, I am so sad to hear the news of your Mom! I have loved her for forever!! My first memory of Pauline was through my Mom and my two aunts, Aunt Javotte and Aunt Mimi!! The four of them always called themselves "sisters"!! Therefore, I always called her 'Aunt' Pauline! She was such a dear lady!! AND always smiling and HAPPY!! I will forever hold her in my heart!! I also wish you Beautiful memories of your Mom!! My love to you, Sally Harms Beltz
Mary, Grant and Linda, We are so sorry to hear about Pauline's passing. Both Pam and I remember the good times we had when we would come visit your Mom and Dad and you guys in Iowa. She was such a fun lady to be with and had such a wonderful laugh, that I won't forget. What fun and good memories of our visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your Arizona cousins, Kathy and Pam
Aunt Pauline waiting to go to church and it was her 93 birthday.
Aunt Pauline was the best- helped you when ever she could. When I was little mom sent us to the library. Aunt Pauline would pick us a book to read and put us at the table and always sweetly patted our hands. I will miss her.
I remember being a four year old entering Sunday School where Mrs. Rolf led a lot of the activities. She was so welcoming and her heart showed to all that encountered her. As a young child, whose world had been turned upside down, her acceptance was welcomed and remember to this day almost 70 years later. If all Christians were like Mrs. Rolf, all the churches would be filled to capacity every day!
What a wonderful, sweet lady. When I think of Pauline I think of her wonderful smile and her laughter. We had so many fun times working together at church activities , and she had such a wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers go out to Grant, Mary and Linda. God Bless.
Paulines was one of the nicest people we have ever known. She was always friendly and happy. We loved being neighbors to her and Bob. She enjoyed life and was a great example of a person Who lived a simple and contented life. Sympathy to her family.
So sorry to hear if Pauline’s passing away. Gene and I enjoyed Pauline. She had a great sense of humor and always kept us up to date on what Grant was doing. Ann and Gene Chinander
My sympathy to your family. Pauline was always nice to visit with. She was blessed with a wonderful long life!
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