THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 9, 2022
Arleen (Schroeder) Rocheleau, 99, of Coleman, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022.
Born Oct. 14, 1922 on her grandmother's farm in the Town of Grover, to Carl E. and Elfrieda (Sterzing) Schroeder, she was the oldest of five children and after her were four siblings that are all deceased.
She married Owen Rocheleau on Aug. 16, 1947, they raised12 children. Together they started Coleman Floral and operated the business until 1979 when her daughter Fran took over.
Very active in Church, school and community groups, she loved gardening and dancing, and at age 97, she was still going to school games and activities to see her grandchildren play.
Survivors include 12 children, Pat and Neil Hansen, Mary and Nick Kozlovsky, Theresa and (the late Louie) Wieting, Rita and (the late Jerry) Peth, John and Mary Rocheleau, Mike and Sandy Rocheleau, Tony and Carol Rocheleau, Fran and Cal Makos, Bill and Beth Rocheleau, Bernie and Sue Rocheleau, Kathy and Lloyd Fabry, and Dan and Lisa Rocheleau; 32 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild on the way.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1970; her siblings, Carl Schroeder, Jr., Lorraine Crozier, Jean Vieth and Vernon Schroeder and two sons-in-law, Louie Wieting and Jerry Peth.
Family will greet relatives and friends at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 235 E. Main Street, Coleman on Friday, June 10 from 4 p.m. until time of the Rosary Service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Anne Catholic Church in Coleman on Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Fr. Luke Ferris officiating. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Coleman. Visit RhodesCharpata.com to express online condolences.