Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 10 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis with Rev. Mike Kellogg officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church in St. Francis. The St. Francis Christian Mothers will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the church.
Louise Agnes Roerick was born August 19, 1921 in Grey Eagle Township, Todd County, Minnesota to Herman and Agnes (Tobroxen) Roerick. On May 15, 1946 she married Martin Thell at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis. Louise lived and worked as a homemaker on the family farm near St. Francis until 1992. She had lived in Upsala prior to moving to Mercy Manor in Albany. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis, Christian Mothers, and the Sewing Circle. Louise loved quilting, gardening, canning, and was known for her apple strudel. She also enjoyed speaking German and playing cards.
Survivors include her children, Dorene (Jim) Czeck of Bowlus, Cathy (Jim) Jesok of Gilman, Mari (Rod) Fischer of St. Stephen, Elmer (Bonnie) Thell of Eagan, Henry (Rosie) Thell of Freeport, Julie (Tom) Toenyan of Freeport, and Mike (Janelle) Thell of St. Joseph; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Gilbert (Juanita) Roerick of Freeport; and sister-in-law, Theresa Roerick of Albany.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Thell; parents; brothers, Hubert Roerick, Conrad Roerick, Henry Roerick, and Edmund Roerick; and sisters, Maria Roerick and Alvina Beuning.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.