Marie was born on February 21, 1933, in Prairie Du Chien, WI to Henry and Evelyn (Walker) Graul. She graduated from Wauzeka High School in 1952. She earned her Rural Teaching Degree from Whitewater State Teacher’s College. She taught in a one-room school at Famechon Ridge School in Eastman, WI and at Springbrook School in Whitewater. Marie married Wilfred Roe on July 31, 1954, in Eastman, WI. She grew up on a farm and after she married Wilfred, she worked alongside Wilfred on their family farm as well as raised nine children. Marie was active as a 4-H leader and had her children involved in many activities in the community. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, Whitewater. Marie loved to bake and cook and her grandchildren were her joy. She loved the role of taking care of her family, both immediate and extended family.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Wilfred; children Debra (Brett) Borden, Royal Oaks, CA, Denise (Russell) Riley, Chandler, AZ, David (Janelle) Roe, Whitewater, Diane (James) Holtz, Janesville, DeWayne (Cheryl) Roe, Chetek, Dale (Tammy) Roe, Whitewater, Douglas (Brenda) Roe, Iron Ridge, Donna ( Brett) Banner, Oconomowoc, Dawn Nell, Watertown; 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brother Everett (Roxana) Graul, Janesville; sister Evelyn (William) Doan, Kearny, MO She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers William and Bernard Graul.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 am until the time of the service. As an expression of sympathy, you may wish to consider memorials to Fairhaven Senior Living, Whitewater, Congregational United Church of Christ or to the Alzheimer Association. The family would like to thank the staff at Fairhaven Senior Living for the compassion that they have shown in taking care of Marie and Wilfred.