Jan. 11, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Diane “Dee Dee” Roskopf passed away peacefully on Thurs. January 11, 2018 with her family at her side.
Diane was born August 9, 1940 to Alvin and Emma Koenings in West Bend. She grew up in Barton where she graduated from St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception and West Bend High School.
She married Raymond (Pete) Roskopf in Barton on February 7, 1959 and after a few years living in Goldendale they moved to West Bend in 1961 and raised their family. Diane loved to spend time nurturing her children and grandchildren and enjoyed watching them in their many activities in school.
She also enjoyed planning and organizing family vacations and the annual Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving celebrations. She worked and volunteered numerous hours at Holy Angels helping out with bookkeeping, the annual festival, hot lunch program and many other activities. For many years she enjoyed watching Pete play softball and other sports where she met many of her dear life-long friends.
She enjoyed bowling, playing sheepshead with the family and the game of bridge with her friends. Later in life she learned to appreciate the game of golf. Even though she took many strokes she always wanted the game to keep moving along, so much so that she eventually became a ranger at Hon–E-Kor for many years encouraging the players to keep pace. One of her joys was making trips to her favorite casinos and to Aruba where she and Pete met many new friends.
Diane is survived by her loving husband of nearly 59 years; her children, Daniel (Kerry) of West Bend, David of Jackson, Mark (Vicki) of Vancouver, Washington and Laurie McLean (Mike) of Slinger; grandchildren Jennifer Wolf (Travis), Michael (Ashley), Kimberly, Rachel (special friend Matt), Jared Taylor, Jenika Taylor and Zachary Taylor, Andrew (Courtney) McLean and Steve McLean and one great grandchild Adilyn. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering.
A celebration of Diane’s life will take place on Monday, January 15, 2018 with a Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Rev. Patrick Heppe will preside and burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends at Holy Angels Catholic Church on Sunday, Jan. 14 from 4 p.m. until a Rosary at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund or to the family are appreciated.
Diane’s family would like to thank the many clinicians and doctors who cared for her in her last two months. They are especially grateful for the kind and wonderful care provided by the staff at the Kathy Hospice.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.