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August 21, 1912 – Sunday, April 12, 2009

Service Information
St. James Catholic Church in Washington,
Friday April 17, 2009

Visitation Information

Helen Loretta Rotenburger, 96, of Ridge Dr. St. Michael Minnesota formerly of Washington died Sunday April 12, 2009 in Buffalo, Minnesota following a decline in health.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11:30 am Friday April 17, 2009 at St. James Catholic Church in Washington with Father Paul Appel officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am Friday at the church. Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Riverside Iowa. Online condolences may be sent for Helen’s family through the web at The Jones-Eden Funeral Home in Washington is handling the arrangements. The Peterson Funeral Chapel in Buffalo is handling the local arrangements.

Helen was born on August 21, 1912 in Washington, Iowa the daughter of John and Margaret [ Droll ] Bopp. She attended school in Richmond, Iowa. Helen was united in marriage to Paul Joseph Rotenburger on April 21, 1931 at St. Joseph Church in Hills, Iowa. She was a homemaker.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Margery Lenneman and her husband Richard of St. Michael, Minnesota; son, Larry Rotenburger and wife Judy of Mexico Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; two step grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; a sister, Rosella Attig of Lone Tree, Iowa; and Geraldine Idle of Washington; Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul in 1986; son Elmer Rotenburger; daughter, Patricia Ann Rotenburger; three brothers, Walter, Omar, and Ralph Bopp, granddaughter Susan Lenneman, a grandson Ted Rotenburger; half brother, Lawrence Droll and a half sister, Agnes Duwa.

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