Funeral services for Rosena Pingel, 102, of Aurelia, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating.
Visitation will be Friday at the church from 5-8 p.m., with the family being present from 6- 8 p.m.
Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Aurelia.
Rosena passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at the Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia.
Rosena Caroline Frederiche Roggow was born on Nov. 3, 1906, the daughter of Henry William and Louise (Golnitz) Roggow, near Peterson. Rosena attended the Brooke Consolidated School. On March 7, 1933 Rosena married Harry William Edward Pingel. They farmed in the Aurelia area until moving into town on Dec. 1, 1970.
Rosena was a member of ACC, Senior Citizens and the Senior Dance Club. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed, married, taught Sunday school for many years, and was a member of the Ladies Aide until the church closed. She then became a member of St. John's Lutheran at Hanover where she was a member of the Ladies Aide.
After Rosena entered Sunset Knoll Retirement Home on Nov. 3, 2000, she transferred her membership to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia.
Rosena was married she was a member of the Cherokee Symphony.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; one daughter, LaVonne Smith; her twin sister at birth; and two sisters: Irene Sump and Erna Stief.
Rosena is survived by five sons: Donald Pingel and wife, Janice of Cherokee, Myron Pingel and wife, Joyce of Cherokee, Robert Pingel and wife, Judith of Underwood, Dr. Dean Pingel and wife, Linda of Spencer, and Ivan Pingel and wife, Connie of Latimer; one son-in-law, Jon Smith and his wife, LuAnn of Aurelia; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Aleda Stief of Aurelia.
The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.