Doris Roovers, age 90, of Kimberly, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was born on May 13, 1923, in Bear Creek, the daughter of the late Austin and Helen (Corrigan) Ardell. On August 25, 1951, Doris married Thomas Roovers at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. She was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Parish and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 in Kimberly. Doris enjoyed baking and playing cards. Her family meant the world to her and the grandchildren looked forward to lunch at grandma and grandpa's home.
Doris is survived by her loving husband, Thomas “Tom” Roovers; children, Mary (David) Schuette of North Carolina, James (Marion) Roovers and Susan (David) Scherg both of Kimberly, and Mark (Kathy) Roovers of Darboy; grandchildren: Adam (Kristen) Schuette and Holly (Mitchell) Taylor; Wendy (Troy) Van Nuland, Alison (Ryan) Mc Cormick and Nicholas (fiancée Jessie La Canne) Roovers; Matthew (Lydia) Scherg, Jennifer Scherg and Megan (Justin) Susdorf; Kristin Roovers and Jason Roovers; great grandchildren: Owen, Charlotte, Eleanor, Camille, Jaden, Nolan, Riley Doris, and Izabella; sisters: Shirley Ardell of Appleton and Carol Minten of Kimberly. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Doris was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald, Robert (Judy), and Kenneth Ardell.
The funeral liturgy for Doris will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 5, 2014 at HOLY SPIRIT/HOLY NAME CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly. Fr. Bob Kollath will be officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 4:00 pm until the time of mass. Committal services will be held at Holy Name Cemetery in Kimberly. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family would like to thank the neighbors on Joseph Street for helping Doris and Tom over the years. A sincere thank you to Dr. Joyce Bauer and Amber from ThedaCare in Kimberly, for your compassion. Lastly, her granddaughter Wendy for her tender loving care.