Memorial services will be 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Pastor Sam Downey will officiate. Friends may call at Roseberry’s on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service.
Interment will be at a later date at the Easton Cemetery, Town of Easton, Adams County Wisconsin.
Joy was born on November 6, 1914 in Adams County, Wisconsin to Dana and Elma (Edmonds) Elderkin. She married Wilfred Roller on October 15, 1941 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. She graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School as Salutatorian of her class in 1933 and then graduated from Wood County Normal Teacher’s College. Joy taught in the Adams County school system until 1941. She returned to college and graduated from U.W. Stevens Point Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Science in Education in 1958. She then taught 3rd & 4th Grade students in the Wisconsin Rapids public schools until her retirement.
Joy enjoyed traveling with Wilfred throughout the United States and Canada. In their later years they enjoyed spending the winters with friends in Arizona, Texas & Florida. She was an avid genealogist and left her legacy to her nieces, Jacqueline & Jeannie. Her greatest loves were her grandchildren & nieces. Joy was a talented artist leaving many of her works with family members. Friends would remember her for her loyalty and her generosity.
Joy was a devoutly religious woman, beginning and ending her church membership at the White Creek Congregational Church. While living in Wisconsin Rapids, she was also a member at First Congregational Church in Wisconsin Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her: Parents, Dana & Elma Elderkin; Husband, Wilfred A. Roller; Brother, Clark Elderkin; Sister, Arlene Babcock; Father & Mother in law, Maurice & Beulah Roller; Brother in law, Francis Babcock; Brother in law, Robert “Rob” Roller; Brother in law, Ellis Roller; Brother in law, Lloyd (Nina) Roller; Brother in law, Merle Roller; Sister in law, Jessie Roller-Spaude; Sister in law, Lois Kirchoff; Sister in law, Bea Kirchoff; Nephew, Steve Babcock; Nephew, Morrie Roller; Nephew, Babe Williams; Nephew, Gilbert Glaeser & Nephew, Blackie Cook
Son: Jack (Susan) Roller of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Rebecca Kuehl (Jason) of Jefferson, Wisconsin
Grandson: David (Michelle) Roller of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Great-Grandson: Cameron Kuehl of Jefferson, Wisconsin
Great-Granddaughter: Sydney Roller of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Great-Grandson: Jacob Roller of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Great-Granddaughter: Mikayla Robertson of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Great-Granddaughter: Kilee Robertson of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Great-Grandson: Andrew Robertson of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Niece: Kay (Herb) Theisen of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Niece: Jean (Doug) Hammond of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Niece: Sue (Ken) Bitzsky of Friendship, Wisconsin
Niece: Nancy Babcock of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Nephew: Dave (Elaine) Babcock of Adams, Wisconsin
Niece: Eleanor (Bob) Bonnett of Oxford, Wisconsin
Niece: Dorothy Cook of Neillsville, Wisconsin
Nephew: Duane Roller of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Nephew: Victor Roller of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Niece: Lois (Gerald) Konrad of Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Niece: Marlene Glaeser of Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Nephew: Daniel Roller of Mercer Island, Washington
Nephew: Robert Roller of Orting, Washington
Nephew: Ben Roller of Mercer Island, Washington
Sister in Law: Dora Elderkin of San Francisco, California
Niece: Jacqueline Elderkin of San Francisco, California
Nephew: Doyle Heller of Randolph, Wisconsin
Sister in Law: Alice Roller of Adams, Wisconsin
Brother in Law: Robert Spaude of Tombstone, Arizona
Sister in Law: Betty Roller of Tacoma, Washington
Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.