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Joseph Roethler

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Joseph "Joe" S. Roethler, age 75 of North Washington, Iowa passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at his home in North Washington. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating. According to Joe's wishes, burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 4:30 PM Rosary and a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. Online condolences for Joe's family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Joseph Sylvester was born on August 3, 1940 to Florian and Irene (Brown) Roethler in Elma, IA. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School in North Washington and St. Boniface in Ionia, IA. After completing his education, Joe began his life long career as a farmer. On November 5, 1966, Joe was united in marriage to Mary Smith at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City, IA. The couple lived briefly on a farm north of Alta Vista before making their home on their present farm. To this union three children were born, Mike, Jennifer and Kate. His many hobbies included mechanical work, woodworking, turtle hunting, pheasant hunting and deer hunting. He loved restoring antique John Deere tractors, attending his grandchildren's activities and occasionally pulling one over on his friends and family. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Mary of North Washington, IA; his children, Mike (Dannette) Roethler of Charles City, IA, Jennifer Roethler of Des Moines, IA and Kate (Darren) Dieterich of Cedar Falls, IA; his grandchildren, Megan, Drew, Brynn, Morgan, Willie and Adie; his brothers, Richard (Mary Lou) Roethler of Fayetteville, Georgia and Ron (Shirley) Roethler of Charles City; his sister, Florine "Tootie"(Bernard) Necas of Dubuque, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Russ and Art; his sisters, Ramona, and Adeline and Angeline in infancy; and his nephew, Brian Necas.

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  1. Those we love dont go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen , unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear. Thinking of you all. Jason, Kelly, and kids

  2. I will always have many fond memories of Joe and will miss him. He was my dads best friend and Joe always went out of his way to help others.

  3. Mary and family, I am so sorry to hear of Joes death. Ill be thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  4. Mary and familySo sorry to read about Joes passing. I enjoyed waiting on him at the bank. He did like to tease a bit and would often give me a hard time about not giving him better CD rates. With sympathy for your familys loss. Judy Riley

  5. To Jennifer and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May you keep the memories with you always and know that dad is with you. Keep the faith.

  6. We are so sorry to hear of Joes death. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and give you strength

  7. Jennifer and Family I dont have the words to appropriately express how deeply saddened I was to hear of Joes passing. I have years of fond memories and will always remember the kindness he showed me. My love, thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time. He will forever be remembered! With Love, Shelly (Meirick) Lawless

  8. Jennifer, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family. Sincerely, Joe and Teresa Klobassa

  9. Mary, Mike, Jen, Kate, and families. Our thoughts prayers are with all of you. Joe was a great neighbor. Always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. I do believe he could ” fix” anything. He will be missed. May God hold you in his hands and help you through this difficult time. Dan Sharon

  10. Mary family, I am sure sorry to hear this. Hoping when you hear the birds singing loudly, and the beautiful sunny days we have been having it will remind you that God is close to the brokenhearted and will help you through these tough times. Linda Dale Rosonke family

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family. Joe was like family growing up. We will miss his smile and jokes at the shop. We will miss you Joe. We are thinking of you all as you go through this difficult time. Always remember his smile and the good times as they will shine down on those moments when you need him the most.

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