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Barbara M. Roffers
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Barbara M. (Basinski) Roffers, 78, De Pere, went to our Heavenly Father on Wednesday February 21, 2018 and was surrounded by her family as she passed into Jesus’ arms. She was born December 1, 1939 to the late Edwin and Athlene Basinski. Barb graduated from Green Bay East High School, and shortly thereafter married her lifetime love Harvey Roffers at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church on September 13, 1958. Barb and Harvey were blessed with 6 loving daughters. While raising the family and working on the farm, she also enjoyed working several waitressing positions, and helped open the first kitchen at the former Wisconsin Employers Health, serving as head cook. After retiring from the farm, Barb and Harvey moved to their cottage in Crivitz, where they spent many years converting it into their loving home. The Crivitz years were some of the fondest memories. They would open their house for all to come and spend countless hours of family time on the water or at the house. She loved to cook, in fact, it was one of her many love languages. Whenever family and friends would get together, she always had an abundance of food. She also loved to play games, of all kinds, with everyone. Barb was a Lifelong Catholic, and together they instilled Christian values in their children. She told us how she would thank God every day for her family, and how she loved and cherished them very much. Everyone who knew her, was drawn in her very outgoing and loving personality. She was full of life, and her laugh was contagious. She was a very beautiful person inside and out. She was one of the most positive people we knew. Her positive attitude, and the strong person she was, helped her fight to the end. We couldn’t be more proud of her, and we love her to pieces! We will miss her greatly!!
Barb is survived by her husband Harvey, their daughters; Denise (Jim) Beaudry, Patty (Gary) Nelson, Lynn (Brian) Katers, Jeannine (Brian) VandenHeuvel, Lisa (Todd) Ambrosius, and Kendra (Todd) Deschane. She is further survived by her grandchildren; Matt (Heather), Phil (Lexie), Andrew, Jeff, Becky (Ted), Brad (Sarah), Cole, Amber, Ashley, Jake (Jayme), Josh (Aleks), Emily (Perry), Luke, Tyler (Shelby). Megan (Nick), Raef, Sutter, Langden, Easton, Denton, Eric (Kris), Angela (Travis), Eric (Jess), Tim (Kristel), and Jordan (Aubrey), as well as her 19 great grandchildren. Barb’s brother; Edwin Basinski, sister in law; Dolores Holl, and brother in law Bob Grosse. Barb is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews from both sides of the family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her in laws; Frank (Cecelia) Roffers, her siblings; Harold (Cleo) Basinski, Pat (Bob) DeGrand, Shirley (Mel) Lardo, and Char Basinski. Harvey’s siblings; Rita (Walter) Jarosinski, Arleen (Harold) VandenHeuvel, Norman Roffers, Roy Holl, and Donna Grosse, as well as one son in law Dave Wypiszynski.
Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, from 4:00PM – 7:00PM Friday (TODAY), and after 9:00AM Saturday at the church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM with Fr. Benny Jacob O.Praem. officiating. Entombment will take place in the Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere is assisting the family with arrangements.
Special thanks to Dr. Bongiorno, and Dr. Rider, as well as the staff at Bellin Hospital and Woodside Rehab Center that provided her with lots of passionate loving care. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Feb

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

1307 Lourdes Ave
De Pere, WI 54115

Visitation

Saturday

24

Feb

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

1307 Lourdes Ave
De Pere, WI 54115

Service

Saturday

24

Feb

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family

1307 Lourdes Ave
De Pere, WI 54115

cemetery

Tuesday

27

Feb

2:30 PM
Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum

2121 Riverside Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54301

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