Roxanne L. Roatch
Roxanne L. Roatch
Memorial Services for Roxanne L. Roatch, 81, of Fairmont, MN, will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in the Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Roxanne passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 22, 2017, at her son's home in Fairmont. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Roxanne L. Gilbert was born on October 30, 1936, to Howard G. Gilbert and Mildred M. (Stoltenberg) Gilbert in Fairmont, Minnesota. She grew up in Fairmont and graduated with the Class of 1954.
She married James Gatewood in Lansing, Michigan and they were later divorced. She married C. Norman Earhart in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and during their seventeen years of marriage they lived in Mankato, St. Clair and Duluth, Minnesota. Norman passed away in 1977. During their time in Mankato, Roxanne joined the Women of the Moose, holding several offices and earning several higher degrees. In 2014, she was presented with a lifetime membership from the national organization.
Roxanne married Charles Roatch and during their thirty-six years of marriage together they did a lot of traveling and camping, and spent fourteen years wintering in Texas, before settling in Fairmont.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Charles Roatch; sons, Michael (Nadine) Gatewood, Gary (Stephanie) Gatewood, Dana (Jennifer) Earhart and two daughters, Dawn (Michael) Stubblefield and Penny Earhart Hanson; one special step-daughter, Cheryl (Doug) Olson; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Krueger; and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman; son, Kent Earhart; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and brother, Gary Gilbert.