|Martha A. Rogge, 93|
|Written by TRF Times|
Red Lake Falls - Martha (Mattie) A. Rogge, 93, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston.
Funeral services will be Friday, August 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Red Lake Falls, with Rev. Arthur Ohlwine officiating. Urn bearers include Justin Carriere, Paul Carriere and Steven Struthers. Interment will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery, Red Lake Falls.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.
Martha (Mattie) Alvina Rogge was born December 13, 1911 in Red Lake Falls, the daughter of Paul A. and Bertha (Knaack) Rogge. She was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Red Lake Falls and graduated from Lafayette High School, Red Lake Falls in 1931. She completed teacher training and taught at the Wylie Country School for one year.
Mattie was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church all her life. As a youth she participated in the young people’s society, known then as Walther League, and served as its president for several years. Mattie later served as Sunday School teacher and participated in weekly Bible study. She enjoyed collecting owls, stamps, coins, antique post cards, flags, cowboys and horses.
Mattie was employed at the Green Lantern Café, Red Lake Falls, as bookkeeper and waitress; Kaiser Savard’s Jewell Tavern, Red Lake Falls, as bookkeeper; REA and R&D Electric, Red lake Falls, in office work; and Lincoln Hotel Café as assistant manager and bookkeeper. She also worked for the United States Department of Defense and Selective Service as executive secretary for 23 years at the offices in Red Lake Falls, Crookston and Bemidji. In 1976 Mattie retired from Selective Service. She was a member of the Crookston Business and Professional Women’s Club for many years and a member of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and church clubs.
Mattie was a most devoted and wonderful aunt and great-aunt. She has played with, put up with, put to sleep, sung to (especially the song “Little Buckaroos”), babysat, worried about, attended events for, fed cookies to and obviously loved 12 nieces and nephews and countless great-nieces and nephews. We all loved her and will miss her.
Survivors include 10 nieces and nephews and many grand-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arthur and Erwin and half brother, Clarence; sisters, Esther Karasiewicz, Alma Kiland, Linda Rogge, Gladys Rogge, Melba Rose and Myrtle Niemi; and nephews, Arlan and Donald Rogge.