Grace Rollinger

Grace M. Rollinger of Belgium died Saturday, Aug. 24, at Harbor Campus in Port Washington. She was 92.

Mrs. Rollinger was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Dacada to Nicholas and Mary Mayer  Depies.

She married Francis (Fritz) Rollinger on June 1, 1946, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Dacada.

The couple farmed near Lake Church for a time until they moved to Belgium.

On the farm, she had a very large garden of flowers, berries and vegetables.

After the sale of the farm, they moved to a house on the east side of Belgium, where she continued her gardening.

She and her husband became Florida snowbirds for 28 years, wintering in Florida and returning to Wisconsin each summer. While in Florida their time was spent socializing with friends and pursuing various hobbies.  

When in Wisconsin, Mrs. Rollinger worked at Smith Brother’s restaurant as a hostess and cashier for 26 years.

Mr. Rollinger died in 2004.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed doing needle work, bowling, playing golf, playing cards and square dancing.  

In her late 80s, it was not unusual to see her walking about town and to church. A mile-long walk was not a challenge for her.  

She was a member of Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross, St. Mary’s Lake Church Chapel.

She is survived by her sons Gary (Sandy) of Brookfield, Ronald (Jane) of Saukville, and JoAnn “Joey” O’Hara of Elgin, Ill.; grandchildren Lauren Jenrette, Courtney O’Hara, Eric (Stacy) Rollinger, Mark (Jodi) Rollinger, Melissa Rollinger, Brian (Jenelle) Rollinger and Michael (Emily) Rollinger; seven great-grandchildren; sister MaryAnn Lanser and brother Richard Depies.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fritz and siblings, Nick, Leroy, Oliver and Irene

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Divine Savior Parish, Holy Cross Chapel.

Visitation will be at the church from 12:45 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Cemetery in Lake Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.

The Eernisse Funeral Home of Port Washington assisted the family.




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