Frieda Roiger

Mass of Christian Burial for Frieda Roiger, 84, was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at St. Raphael Catholic Church with The Rev. Phil Schotzko officiating.  Interment was in St. Raphael Cemetery. 

Mrs. Roiger died on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Frieda Kaul Roiger was born on January 1, 1931, in Hosmer, South Dakota, to Christian and Christina (Hieb) Kaul. She spent her first 18 years living in Hosmer and working as a telephone operator.  On August 27, 1949, she was united in marriage to George J. Roiger in Springfield, and last year the couple celebrated 65 years together.  Frieda enjoyed, cooking, crocheting, spending time with her family and she loved gardening — especially her large variety of flowers, baking and sharing her Christmas cookies with friends and relatives, and decorating her home for holidays throughout the year.   She enjoyed many summer trips to Northern Minnesota and visiting her large immediate family in South Dakota.   She was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, the Legion Auxiliary, and an honorary member of the Council of Catholic Women.  She volunteered her time delivering Meals on Wheels and enjoyed selling Memorial Poppies for the Legion Auxiliary.  

Frieda is survived by her husband of 65 years, George;  sons and daughters, Charles (Vicki) Roiger, Kathryn (Nicholas) Highland, Gretchen Roiger, Michael Roiger, Susan (Robert) Newman and Heidi (Patrick) Linder;  seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wilhelm and Gideon Kaul; sisters, Mary Cully and Christine Salwei; and 13 half- and step- brothers and sisters.  Frieda was the last surviving sibling of her large family.  

Frieda was a kind, unpretentious, caring and loving person.  She will be greatly missed by her family. 

Sturm Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.   Online condolences may be left for the family at

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