Monday, June 03, 2002

Obituary: Alice D. (Dousman) Rogeberg

MADISON [Wisconsin] - While surrounded by her family, Alice D. Rogeberg died on Thursday, May 30, 2002, from complications from a recent fall. She was born April 20, 1913, during a big snowstorm in Milwaukee, the daughter of Loleta and Edward Dousman. After moving to Madison as a young girl, she attended Randall School. While a student at Central High School, she met her future husband, Thor Rogeberg. After high school she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, earning her degree in Art Education in 1934. Alice and Thor were married in Madison on Aug. 1, 1936, and had fifty-four years together before his death in 1990. She was a 75 year member of Grace Episcopal Church where she was a long-time Sunday school teacher and also was involved in Mary & Martha Guild, the Altar Guild, Heritage Club, and estate sales. She was also a member of the Madison Quester's Club. Alice loved her family and her many friends. She loved to travel, to attend band concerts at Rennebohm Park, to collect antiques, and to visit her friends who were sick. She remained a totally classy lady to the end of her life. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas (Karen) Rogeberg of Coral Springs, Fla., and James (Patricia) Rogeberg of Madison; five grandchildren, Tim Rogeberg of Topanga, Calif., John (Karen) Rogeberg of Anchorage, Alaska, and Aimee Brountie, Laura Rogeberg (fiance Adam Grunenwald) and Will Rogeberg, all of Madison; two great-grandchildren, Kyla and Henry Brountie; and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother William in 1992. Funeral services will be held at GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 116 W. Washington Avenue at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2002, with Fr. John Fetterman officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Rd. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2002. Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church or to favorite charities. "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life." John 3:36a. Vi Elsker Deg, G.G. Cress Funeral Home 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 3, 2002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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