Linda Roerick, age 75, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at St. Mary's Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes.
Funeral Mass will be held 2 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee with a prayer service to take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be made at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Frazee following the service.
Linda was born January 6, 1941, to William and Mary (Muhonen) Asunma in Lakota, North Dakota. Linda grew up in Lakota where she attended Lakota High School graduating with the class of 1958. During her high school years, Linda enjoyed playing clarinet in the marching band and also played piano, eventually teaching piano lessons. Following her schooling, she gained employment at the Lakota school where she worked as a secretary.
Linda was united in marriage to Eugene Roerick April 23, 1960, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lakota. The couple made their home in Devils Lake, moving to Hobbs, New Mexico for a number of years, then to the Twin Cities, before eventually making their home in Frazee where the family purchased the Morningside Motel.
Linda and Eugene raised 4 children: Shawn, Susan, Leslie, and Trent. Linda enjoyed caring for her family and helping run the family business. She was very active at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. Linda enjoyed cooking, quilting and earned several ribbons for her work at the County Fair, tending her flower gardens and was an avid bird watcher. Above all, Linda enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her family and grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her husband, Eugene Roerick of Detroit Lakes; 4 children: Shawn (Jessica) of Champlin, MN, Susan (Scott) Bristlin of Frazee, Les (Deanne) of Frazee, and Trent (DeeAnn) of Oxford, WI; 13 grandchildren: Hannah (John) Bull, Michael, Andelisa and Sam Roerick, Derek, Dustin, and Blake (Toni) Bristlin, Carissa, Cody (Jessica), Carter Roerick, Brittney, Devon (Katie) Roerick, and Gabby Harvestine; 4 great grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Linda in death were her parents; 5 siblings; and grandson, Cody Garrett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund.
Furey Funeral Home
33832 State Hwy. 87
Frazee, MN 56544
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Friday, October 28, 2016
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Friday, October 28, 2016